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Top Stories: Taking Jay Z 101 At UT-Arlington; School Districts Lose Millions Over Glitch

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The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: Some North Texas school districts say they’re out millions of dollars due to a software glitch, according to a "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" report this week. 

The Tarrant County Appraisal District used software that didn’t produce accurate appraisals. Officials say they’ve fixed the problem for this year’s appraisals. Still, the error led some districts to tighten their budgets and even eliminate some positions. The Fort Worth school district says it lost $12 million in property tax revenue.

Students at UT-Arlington are in the middle of an unusual literature course this semester: comparing hip-hop star Jay Z to historical African American literary figures.

You can hear North Texas stories weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.