Top Stories: New Report On Texas Schools; Educating Students On Depression

Andy Simonds /

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A new report says public schools outperformed charter campuses in North Texas last year.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the education advocacy group Children at Risk found about 45 percent of the region’s public school campuses earned As and Bs versus 27 percent of charter schools. Around 16 percent of charter schools earned an F compared to 8 percent of traditional public schools.

Out of the traditional school districts in North Texas, Dallas had 42 failing schools. Fort Worth had 37 and Arlington had nine.

Other stories this morning:

A 25-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old freshman in Dallas high schools for nearly nine months before his arrest last week. A UT Southwestern Medical program is going to North Texas schools to educate students on depression and help those who may be at risk.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m.

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