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Students Speak Out: Mayra Millan
Mayra ranked third in her graduating class at W. H. Adamson High School in Dallas. She was active in several clubs and volunteered at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Mayra's ...
Students Speak Out: Jarrell Brown
Jarrell grew up never knowing his biological father and experienced homelessness after his mother divorced his stepfather. He learned to balance school work with ...
Students Speak Out: Prabhesh Patel
At an early age, Prabhesh lost his father in a car accident that also severely injured his mother. In spite of these challenges, Prabhesh excelled academically and graduated ...
Students Speak Out: Leslie Beltran
Leslie dropped out of high school her freshman year and got pregnant at 15. Three years later, she enrolled in Cassata high, a Catholic school in Fort Worth. Leslie works ...
Students Speak Out: Scottie Gipson
Scottie's childhood was shaped by his father's frequent stints in prison. He dropped out of school several times and supported himself by selling drugs. Scottie returned to ...
Students Speak Out: Ashley Tilley
Ashley, an honors graduate from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, spent much of her childhood in and out of foster care. Ashley received a full scholarship to Texas ...
It's Never Too Late To Learn English
Learning a new language isn't easy. It's even harder if you haven't been to school in decades. That hasn't stopped 85-year-old Pablo Valverde, who set an example for his ...
Meet The Class Of '17: Kelly Bowdy
Making the jump from middle to high school is one of those big moments in a kid's life. In this installment of KERA's education series Class of '17, we meet Kelly Bowdy and ...
Meet The Class Of '17: Ricky Rijos, Jr.
Leading up to his first day in high school, Ricky Rijos, part of KERA's series Class of '17, stayed busy the way he always has: playing and practicing basketball with his ...
Meet The Class Of '17: Halfway Through Ninth Grade
KERA is following a diverse group of students making the transition from middle school to high school. The series, called Class of '17, is part of a nationwide public ...
Susan Hoff, President and CEO of the Childcare Group in Dallas responds to recent study findings from the National Institutes of Health.