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Top Stories: The State Of Texas Public Schools; Filmmakers Trade Tips On Craft


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath visited Dallas Wednesday to give a progress report on the state's public schools. 

Morath told attendees at the Hilton Anatole that the state’s graduation rate – at 89 percent – is the highest Texas has had. Still, only 40 percent of students are meeting grade level expectations on the STAAR tests.

Other stories this morning: 

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.