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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UH Downtown Expands Food Schol...

May 21, 2019 by

Since 2018, the Houston Food Bank has expanded its food scholarships and serves at least six colleges in the region. Laura Isensee...

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More College-Educated Mexican ...

May 11, 2019 by

In Texas, Dallas and Houston have the highest numbers of Mexican immigrants with college degrees. Stella M. Chávez, KERA –...

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Texas Is Bringing Back Cursive...

Apr 30, 2019 by

The new state learning standards reflect the growing science that backs the benefits of handwriting. Laura Isensee – Pexels...

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Texas Curriculum Doesn’t Leave...

Apr 26, 2019 by

A poll found that, nationwide, 86 percent of teachers say schools should teach climate change. Jen Rice – Davis Land...

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Houston School Board Renews Co...

Apr 9, 2019 by

In all, eight charter schools will continue serving 11,000 students and receive about $60 million in public funds next year. Laura...

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Robots And Artificial Intellig...

Mar 19, 2019 by

By increasing efficiency, robots will save customers time and money. But finding the right blend of hospitality and technology will...

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How Texas School Finance Refor...

Mar 15, 2019 by

Some supporters of gifted and talented programs worry that the proposal will ultimately shortchange the state’s brightest children....

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UH Moment: UH Tackles Increase...

Feb 20, 2019 by

“Thirty-three percent of the world’s population has myopia, but that is expected to increase to 50 percent by the year 2050.” Greg...

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Adventure Playgrounds Put Kids...

Feb 14, 2019 by

As Houston prepares to host a conference on the concept of “playwork,” we visit a local adventure playground to learn more. Joshua...

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Quality Pre-K Can Improve Chil...

Jan 4, 2019 by

State standards for early education programs miss most of the national benchmarks for quality pre-K. Laura Isensee – Laura...

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Houston District Still Hasn’t ...

Dec 26, 2018 by

The nonprofit HSPVA Friends has collected the donation from the Kinder Foundation and is waiting on bank details to transfer the...

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