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Furr Students, Alumni Ask for ...

Oct 7, 2017 by

“I know for a fact that she would never hit any student with a baseball bat, or with anything else for that matter,” said a graduate...

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When Schools Double Up, Does I...

Sep 29, 2017 by

Things like quality of instruction and the overall campus on climate can go a long way when there’s a shorter school day. Laura...

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‘Little Soldiers’ Examines Pro...

Sep 28, 2017 by

A journalist enrolls her son in the Chinese public school system and quickly discovers things are different from what she experienced...

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Houston Teachers Learn How to ...

Sep 15, 2017 by

Teachers said that they’re concerned many of their students in poorer communities already dealt with emotional stress even before...

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Harvey Adds Pressure To HISD, ...

Sep 12, 2017 by

The Texas Education Agency has not made any decision if potential sanctions will be relaxed because of Harvey. Laura Isensee –...

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In Post-Harvey Recovery, Houst...

Sep 7, 2017 by

Thousands of children depended on school lunches for their regular meals. With school shut down for two weeks, HISD has opened up...

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Violence in Charlottesville Pr...

Aug 26, 2017 by

Calhoun was a U.S. vice president who promoted slavery and was a white supremacist. Laura Isensee – The recent violence in...

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Charter Schools Get Boost From...

Aug 23, 2017 by

Texas joins 15 other states and Washington, D.C. that provide charter schools with facility funding, based on how many students they...

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HISD Superintendent Ready to T...

Aug 20, 2017 by

“This is a call to action for the entire district.” Laura Isensee – Houston’s school chief has been on the job less than a...

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HISD Has New Option To Conside...

Aug 11, 2017 by

That option, however, wouldn’t apply to schools that have failed state standards for five or more years. Laura Isensee – The...

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HISD Trustees To Meet With Sta...

Aug 10, 2017 by

HISD is the largest of more than 40 districts in Texas at risk of having their elected school boards replaced with outside managers....

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Dozens of Texas Districts Must...

Aug 8, 2017 by

News 88.7 analyzed state data and found more than forty districts that could see an outside board of managers as early as next year,...

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HISD Superintendent Richard Ca...

Aug 4, 2017 by

Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza prepares for his second year leading the state’s largest public school district. Abner...

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Teachers Gear Up For A New Kin...

Jul 31, 2017 by

Think of the instructor stepping away from the lecture podium and being more hands-on. Laura Isensee – Laura Isensee Ninth...

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Drone Production Class

Jun 2, 2017 by

“It is a more complicated thing than it appears to be,” Greg Ortiz – In the middle of the field at TDECU stadium, Valenti...

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At Furr High School, Educators...

May 29, 2017 by

News 88.7 is following how Furr High School is trying to rethink high school, including how teachers are hired. Laura Isensee –...

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Former Assistant Superintenden...

May 21, 2017 by

Houston Public Media obtained a copy of the resignation agreement that shows Sowmya Kumar got paid for the rest of the school year...

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Defending Your Job From Robots

May 19, 2017 by

These skills are skills that robots cannot yet perform Greg Ortiz – It used to be science fiction, but now robots are starting...

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Can’t Pay Your Student Loans? ...

May 15, 2017 by

On Adriene McNally’s 49th birthday in January, she heard a knock on the door of her modest row-home in Northeast Philadelphia. She...

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HISD Teachers, School Staff Pr...

May 12, 2017 by

Trustees will vote on the budget later this summer. So far they’ve discussed a 2-percent increase for teachers. Laura Isensee –...

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