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Generation One

Courtesy of Daniel Kapuku

We first met David Kapuku in the fall of 2014, during an orientation for refugee students at Conrad High School in Dallas. He was the students’ guide, showing them around the building.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA

David Kapuku came to the U.S. with his family in 2013 after his mother won the Diversity Visa Lottery. KERA reporter Stella Chávez met David while reporting on immigrant students in North Texas for a series called “Generation One.” She recently caught up with David, who’s just graduated from high school. He talks about how the past few weeks have been filed with triumph and tragedy.

Christina Ulsh / KERA

You're invited to a special conversation with students and educators featured in the KERA News series American Graduate: Generation One.

Mark Birnbaum / KERA

Growing up in a traditional immigrant family can be rewarding and challenging for kids born in the United States. Meet a Frisco high school student who’s managing to practice her religious faith and be a regular American teenager.

Christina Ulsh / KERA

There’s an innovative school in the Fort Worth school district with about 500 students. Not one of them has been in the U.S. more than a year or two. It’s called the International Newcomer Academy. It’s the focus of the latest installment in Generation One, a KERA American Graduate series.

Christina Ulsh / KERA

A decade ago, about 600 Chinese students attended high school in the United States. Today, there are more than 38,000. For many, it’s their first time away from home and their first time in new country. Meet one teen who’s making the transition at a school in Garland. It's the focus of the latest installment in a KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.

Dianna Douglas

Journalism students at H. Grady Spruce High School in East Dallas recently got a challenging assignment: interview family members and turn their memories into news stories. Most of the stories were news to the students, many of whom are children of immigrants.

Mark Birnbaum / KERA

North Texas schools have transformed the way they teach English – by teaching Spanish, too. 

Dual language programs are the focus of the latest installment in a KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.

Christina Ulsh / KERA News

What can Texas schools do to help immigrant students? It's the focus of the latest installment in a KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.

University of Dallas

Five stories that that have North Texas talking: another small quake in Irving happened last night, a former TCU student pleads guilty in the heroin death of a T. Boone Pickens’ grandson, Texans are moderate spenders, and more.

Christina Ulsh / KERA News

Over the summer, Texas was in the spotlight for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Two years ago, Dilcia Mazariegos made a similar trek north to escape a violent home life in Guatemala. The 18-year-old is safe in Plano. But her new life in Texas is filled with challenges. It's the latest story in KERA's American Graduate series Generation One.

Stella M. Chavez / KERA News

Immigration is transforming the Grapevine-Colleyville school district near Fort Worth. In the last decade, it has seen its overall student population shrink while the number of non-white students doubled. It's the latest story in a KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.

Mark Birnbaum

One in three Texas kids is either an immigrant or the child of immigrants. They’re the subject of a new KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.