Reporter: Stella M Chávez
Reporter: Bill Zeeble
Photographer: Lara Solt
Videographer: Mark Birnbaum
Managing Editor: Eric Aasen
Digital Producer: Molly Evans
Designer/Developer: Justin Bowers
Digital Coordinator: Christy Robinson
Additional Digital: Mark Ho-Kane
Executive Producer: Jeff Whittington
Vice President, News: Rick Holter
Class of ’17 is a five-year initiative that follows North Texas students as they transition from middle school to high school and through graduation.
Class of ’17 explores the causes and consequences of the state’s school dropout crisis — and what schools, families and community groups are doing to help keep students in school.
KERA has been checking on these students each year since 2013 to document their accomplishments, their struggles — and their hopes for the future.