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Serita Johnson came by Madison's drop-in center just to check it out

Center Opens To Help Homeless Students At Dallas’ Madison High


Serita Johnson came by Madison's drop-in center just to check it out

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Serita Johnson came by Madison’s drop-in center just to check it out

The Dallas school district recently opened two new high school drop-in centers to help students in need, including homeless kids. The district has partnered with a non-profit group to help remove the stigma from kids afraid to say they’re homeless.  The newest center’s in Madison High near Fair Park.

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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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