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Conference Aims to Help Texas Implement Mexican-American Studies Courses

Posted on · (Above: Lorenzo Cano, associate director of the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) Later this week (March 31-April 1, 2017), educators will meet for a conference on implementing Mexican-American studies in Texas public schools. HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza will speak on Friday (March 31). On Saturday (April […]

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Rainy Day Fund, and Texas Wildfires: Monday’s Show (March 27, 2017)

Posted on · The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association recently released a report exploring the creation and original purpose of the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund, better known as the “rainy day fund.” The report includes the history of the fund and analysis of how it has been used in the budget process over the past 30 years. On […]

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HISD Superintendent Calls For ‘Investment’ In Public Education, More Centralized District

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017), HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza spoke at the annual State of the Schools luncheon. He outlined his priorities and some challenges the district faces. Right at the top of those priorities, Richard Carranza put funding for arts education, even if budgets are tight. “All children deserve a rich artistic experience as part of […]

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HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza: Friday’s Show (February 17, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017), HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza spoke at the annual State of the Schools Luncheon. He’s been at the helm of the district since last fall (2016). So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with him about his progress so far and the biggest issues facing public schools in Houston. […]

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The Year In Houston Education — 2016

Posted on · This week, we’re recapping this past year’s biggest news stories with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics, arts and culture and sports. Today, we explore the year in education for Greater Houston. The Houston Independent School District saw some changes in administration this year. Terry Grier’s last day as HISD superintendent was in […]