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Full Show: Infrastructure Gaps Slow Harvey Recovery, And Teachers Tell Their Stories (Nov. 16, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: HISD leaders are working on a plan to turn around struggling Kashmere High School. Plus, some community leaders say gaps in Houston’s civic infrastructure are slowing Harvey recovery efforts. We find out what they mean. And some local teachers share stories from their time in the classroom.

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How Did Your School Fare in the Latest School Rankings?

Posted on · Each year, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk publishes a report ranking public schools in Greater Houston, and across Texas. The organization’s goal: to identify which schools are succeeding and which are struggling as a way to encourage parents, teachers, and the community at large to discuss ways to improve public education. The 2017 report […]

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Furr High School is Trying to Rethink High School, Including How Teachers are Hired

Posted on · (Above: Furr High School is experimenting with a new model for education, including how they hire teachers. Here, administrators watched applicants on a live video feed as they tried to solve clues and “escape the room” during the interview process. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee has been following […]