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Plano ISD Superintendent Says He’ll Retire


Plano ISD Superintendent Richard Matkin says he'll retire by the end of January, 2015

Plano ISD

Plano ISD Superintendent Richard Matkin says he’ll retire by the end of January, 2015

Richard Matkin says after 40 years at Plano Independent School District, he’ll retire at the end of January, 2015. He’s been superintendent since 2012.

Here’s a link to his bio on the district’s web pg.

The Pricey Game Of Youth Sports: Using A Private Coach To Boost Hoop Dreams


Ricky Rijos is ratcheting up his hoop dreams. Ricky, who’s a member of KERA’s Class of ’17, has left one private basketball coach for a new, pricier one – whose clients include NBA and top college players. As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, here’s a glimpse inside the big-dollar world of youth sports.

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7 Of 10 Top North Texas High Schools Are In DISD, Says Children At Risk


Children At Risk President Bob Sanborn praising principals of winning schools as he announces their names. Seated are students who plan to study teachering in college after graduating from high school.

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Children At Risk President Bob Sanborn praising principals of winning schools as he announces their names. Seated are students who plan to study teaching in college after graduating from high school.

The Texas non-profit, Children At Risk, ranked the state’s top schools, and in north Texas, four of the top five high schools are in the Dallas Independent School District. Most are magnet schools.

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Skylar Tibbits visits KERA before heading to the Frontiers of Flight Museum where he'll address Dallas County Community College STEM students.

Tech Whiz Behind “Self Assembly” Explains The Process


Tech whiz Skylar Tibbits is an artist, architect and full professor at MIT with his own lab. And he just turned 29. Tibbits has grabbed global interest with his research into “self-assembly.” That’s where man-made objects build themselves. This stuff is cat nip for college STEM students. Tibbits talked to some in Dallas recently.

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