The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Texas House Speaker Joe Straus wants a controversial Confederate plaque removed from the state Capitol in Austin. The plaque, called "Children of the Confederacy Creed,” rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War. It was installed in 1959.
One way teachers offset poverty in the classroom is by reaching into their wallets. For some parents, filling a shopping cart with school supplies is a chore. For others, it's an impossibility. Many teachers would rather spend their own money, than see kids in their class go without.
- Many #teachers would rather spend their own money than see their students go without: https://t.co/3T4dh6meNW. #onecrisisaway @keranews, 3 hours ago
- As surgical tech booms, #NTX community colleges train students to keep up w/ changing field:… https://t.co/hqs5kQYucy, 7 hours ago
- At 1pm, @KatyTurNBC joins @krysboydthink on @kerathink to talk about covering President Trump's campaign: https://t.co/64jetxU12l., 9 hours ago
- At noon on @kerathink, @deborahcampbell joins @krysboydthink to discuss her book "A Disappearance in Damascus." https://t.co/3joom5jMig, 10 hours ago