How A State Takeover Of HISD M...

Dec 8, 2019 by

Education expert Duncan Klussmann, a former superintendent, explains how state takeovers of school boards tend to play out. Michael...

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These Students Speak Perfect S...

Dec 3, 2019 by

“To be able to speak Spanglish is to be able to say to people that I am Mexican American, and that’s OK,” says...

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Wolff Center Tops Nation For E...

Nov 28, 2019 by

“What we are trying to do is change the world by starting businesses.” Greg Ortiz – The University of Houston now has the...

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Texas Students Still Fighting ...

Nov 14, 2019 by

For over a decade, Texas illegally denied special education to tens of thousands of children with disabilities — services that are...

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Houston Federation Of Teachers...

Nov 13, 2019 by

The union representing educators at HISD says the law used to justify the takeover is being misused and undermines the democratic...

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Report: Texas Home To More Rur...

Nov 9, 2019 by

Texas spends an average of $5,386 on instruction per rural student, according to research from the Rural Schools and Community Trust....

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State Denies HISD’s Appeal Of ...

Nov 6, 2019 by

“Consequently, the rating for Wheatley High School cannot be changed, and your appeal is denied.” Laura Isensee –...

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Conrad N. Hilton College Of Ho...

Oct 23, 2019 by

“I like to think that Conrad would be very proud and probably amazed with what he started.” Greg Ortiz – When Conrad Hilton sat...

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More Rice University Students ...

Oct 17, 2019 by

School administrators apologized last week for how they handled one student’s sexual assault case. Jen Rice – The Rice...

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#RealCollege Conference Comes ...

Sep 30, 2019 by

Between a third and a half of all college students in the country struggle to find enough food to eat or a place to live. Laura...

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Houston Parents, Teachers Frus...

Sep 21, 2019 by

Many parents and teachers felt they were forced to travel in dangerous flooding conditions, at the same time city and county...

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Houston District Appeals Schoo...

Sep 14, 2019 by

Despite concerns from administrators that there was nothing to “hang our hat on,” HISD filed an appeal for Wheatley High...

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Wheatley High School’s Princip...

Sep 9, 2019 by

Amid its seventh failing grade in a row, a petition for a board of managers, a stern notice from state authorities and calls for the...

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Houston Students, Teachers Hea...

Aug 25, 2019 by

Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan recently told reporters that uncertainty won’t affect teaching and learning in classrooms....

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KIPP Charter School Network Ey...

Jul 31, 2019 by

Earlier this year, KIPP was awarded over $80 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program to open more...

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Houston School District Ramps ...

Jul 19, 2019 by

This fall, HISD expects to lose about 1,500 students, in addition to some 4,000 who left last year.  Laura Isensee – HISD...

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Houston’s First Self-Driving S...

Jun 25, 2019 by

Gail Delaughter – The autonomous shuttle travels at about 12 mph. (Photo Credit: Macie Kelly/Houston Public Media) Texas...

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More Houston-Area Students Gea...

Jun 18, 2019 by

“I think the ideal outcome is that students see each other as a resource.”  Laura Isensee – Laura Isensee/Houston Public Media...

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Texas’ Spending On Higher Ed H...

Jun 7, 2019 by

The state is one of 40 whose spending on higher education has yet to return to pre-2008 levels. Andrew Schneider – ...

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Secretary DeVos Highlights Tex...

Jun 6, 2019 by

DeVos told reporters that the U.S. needs to take a new approach to apprenticeship programs for both blue collar and white collar...

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