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Top Stories: Dallas School Officials Want To Integrate High-Poverty Schools

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas school officials today will ask the city council to encourage more mixed-income housing.

The district believes doing so would help create economically diverse schools that could boost student performance in city schools.

Other stories this morning:

  • Baylor University in Waco says it won’t allow guns on campus when the state’s campus carry law goes into effect Aug. 1.  
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer Steven Stucky died Monday.
  • Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital say they’ve found a way to cut healthcare costs and improve patient health.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.