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The Year In Houston Education — 2016

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 […]

School Bus Education Illustration - MHagertyThis 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 February. Richard Carranza took over as superintendent in August.

We also take a look at statewide issues. In January, Mike Morath started his role as commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. He’s a known advocate for school choice and previously served on the Dallas school board. The Texas Supreme Court ruled the state’s school funding system met the minimum standards and is constitutional. The controversial campus carry law took effect at Texas colleges Aug. 1. And, in November, the Texas State Board of Education officially voted to reject the book called Mexican American Heritage.

Laura Isensee joins us to recap these stories and talk about what it all might mean for the upcoming year.

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