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Top Stories: The Transformation Of Dallas' Kimball High School

A knight, given to the school by the first graduating class, stands in the lobby at Kimball High in Dallas.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Public schools across North Texas have endured a demographic earthquake over the past half-century. First came integration, then busing and white flight, followed by waves of immigration, economic troubles and competition from charter and private schools. Again and again, the educational landscape has been reshaped – and so has the way kids are taught.

KERA's launching a new American Graduate series called, “Race, Poverty and the Changing Face of Schools.” For the last six months, KERA’s education reporters have embedded in four very different high schools, which we’ll explore for the next few weeks. First up, Bill Zeeble traces the multiple transformations of Kimball High in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of southern Dallas.

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

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.