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National Education Competition Puts Spotlight On Houston Schools

Posted on · After his career with Fortune 500 companies, Eli Broad turned his attention — and millions of dollars — to education. He started the Broad Prize. It's now known as the top prize in education. There are two awards each year. One goes to large school districts. Another is for charter schools. And Houston has been getting a lot of attention for both.

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Why Voting Rights Matter When Closing A School District

Posted on · Earlier this year, the Texas Education Commissioner ordered the North Forest Independent School District to be shut down and merge with Houston ISD. The reasons were a history of poor academic performance and financial mismanagement. Lawyers for North Forest argued this week in federal court for a temporary restraining order — based on an entirely different issue.