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Top Stories: North Texans To Take Part In Unique Show; New School Rating System

Hady Mawajdeh / KERA News
Stage performers Liz Mikel (right) and Ivan Jasso (left) worked with Dallasites to prepare them for roles in Public Works Dallas’ production of “The Tempest.”";s:3:

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Around 200 Dallasites from across the city will share the stage with professional actors in Dallas Theater Center’s production of “The Tempest” at the Wyly Theatre. As Art&Seek’s Hady Mawajdeh reports, the show is part of a project called Public Works Dallas.  

Other stories this evening:

  • The Texas Education Agency recently released a new rating system for schools – A through F grades. On Friday in Houston, Texas educators and education experts debated the pros and cons of the new system. KERA’s Eric Aasen reports.
  • Senator John Cornyn is signaling opposition to President Donald Trump’s threat to pull the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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.