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KERA

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KERA 13 and KERA 90.1 are the public radio and television stations for North Texas, touching the lives of 3.2 million viewers and listeners every week.

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Caption: Jerry Harris, Credit: Lara Solt
Jerry Harris, 18, is a senior at Plainview High School in Ardmore. After his parents split years ago, he left Texas to live with his dad in Oklahom...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:58
Caption: Kelli Bowdy, Credit: Lara Solt
Kelli Bowdy, a senior at O.D. Wyatt High in Fort Worth, wants to be a nurse — she took special classes through school to make it happen. She’s plan...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 03:17
Caption: Ricky Rijos, Credit: Lara Solt
Ricky Rijos finished up high school in January, but he waited until June to get his diploma with his classmates from Flower Mound High School. He's...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
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At this time four years ago, Phantasia Chavers of Cedar Hill was struggling with her sister’s departure for college. Today, it’s Phantasia who’s ge...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 04:18
Caption: Alex Gutierrez, Credit: Lara Solt
Alex Gutierrez struggled with math — and that kept her from going to her dream school. She just wrapped up her senior year at a Garland charter sch...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 06:05
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Going to school in a tough neighborhood has its challenges, even for a high-achiever like Joel Luera. The high school debater is headed to college ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 04:57
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Chance Hawkins, 19, was born with a rare genetic degenerative disease. He’s getting ready to graduate from Fort Worth’s Dunbar High School, conclud...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 04:32
Caption: Amna Salman (foreground) and other Muslim students gather to pray inside a classroom at Liberty High., Credit: Lara Solt
Frisco, once a small, railroad town, is now one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Two decades ago, three out of every four people livin...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rykeyia "Rocky" Branch listens as head coach Brett Duff gives the Duncanville varsity team a pep talk., Credit: Samantha Guzman
Duncanville High School has undergone big demographic changes in recent years. Today, about 70 percent of the students are considered economically ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 03:40
Caption: Senior Walk, Credit: Duncanville High School Archives
Through demographic and economic changes over the years, Duncanville High School, in a suburb south of Dallas, has maintained one constant — a winn...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:49
Caption: Kimball High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism students are fitted with suits to interview in while on a field trip to Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas., Credit: Lara Solt
Poverty is surging at Kimball High School in Dallas. Fifteen years ago, 57 percent of the families were economically disadvantaged. Today, it’s 83 ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:50
Caption: Margie Horton, 1961 graduate of Kimball High in Dallas, Credit: Lara Solt
Kimball High School in Dallas has endured a demographic earthquake over the past 50 years. First came integration, then busing and white flight, fo...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 07:31
Caption: Kimball students, Credit: Lara Solt
Here’s a look at each of the four North Texas high schools in our American Graduate series, “Race, Poverty and the Changing Face of Schools.”

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Dallas Arts District, Credit: THUNDERKISS PHOTOGRAPHY/FLICKR
There’s a big push in education to boost students’ math skills. One group hopes to do that by taking elementary and middle school kids on a series ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:47
Caption: Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath spoke at the Dallas Regional Chamber. He was joined by Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, Desoto ISD Superintendent David Harris and Uplift CEO Yasmin Bhatia., Credit: Stella M. Chavez
The former Dallas Independent School District trustee showed the audience at the Dallas Regional Chamber luncheon some charts and said what they re...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:48
Caption: A new Fort Worth reading coalition wants to get 100 percent of third graders reading on grade level by 2025., Credit: Stella M. Chavez
In Fort Worth public schools, just three out of every 10 third graders are reading at grade level.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:23
Caption: The Rodgers family from left: Nia, Kenya and Zion. Back: Derrick, Credit: Stella M. Chavez
Over the next five days, in a series called "The First Week," we’ll listen in on the conversations students, parents, educators and police officers...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:18
Caption: The Rodgers family from left: Nia, Kenya and Zion. Back: Derrick, Credit: Stella M. Chavez
Over the next five days, in a series called "The First Week," we’ll listen in on the conversations students, parents, educators and police officers...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Officer Gregg Anderson and Jonathan Fuller at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton., Credit: Stella M. Chavez
This week, in an American Graduate series called “The First Week,” we’ve been listening to conversations about race after a summer of racial turmoi...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:40
Caption: Texas Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville), Credit: Robert White/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A proposed bill from a Tarrant County lawmaker is causing a stir in education circles.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:11