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Top Stories: How Children Of Color Fare In Texas; Addressing College Hunger


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Black and Hispanic children face tougher barriers to success in Texas than other racial and ethnic groups, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The 2017 Race for Results report measures kids' progress on health and economic and educational milestones such as proficiency in math and reading and finishing high school on time.

Nationwide, Texas ranked ninth for Asian-American children meeting milestones. The state ranked at No. 16 for African-American children, 20th for white children and 33rd for Latino children.

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.