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KUHF Conversations: Former State Rep. Scott Hochberg

Posted on · For the first time in twenty years, former state Rep. Scott Hochberg is not in Austin for the Texas legislative session. Hochberg, a Democrat, represented District 137 in southwest Houston and became known as an expert on the state's complicated formula for funding public schools. He talks about the recent court ruling against the school finance system and what he's up to now at Rice University with KUHF Education Reporter Laura Isensee.

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Thousands Gather for School Reform Rally

Posted on · This weekend thousands of parents and teachers will gather in Austin for the Save Texas Schools rally. The event highlights how parents are frustrated with high-stakes testing and are flexing their political muscle.

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HISD Struggles to Overcome Budget Shortfall

Posted on · Even though the Texas economy is strong, school districts like Houston are still struggling with education cuts made by the state two years ago. So as the Houston Independent School District heads into budget season, a tax increase could be an option.

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Houston Charter Schools Plan to Grow

Posted on · In education, charter schools receive public tax dollars. But they are run by outside groups, not by local school boards. In Harris County, more than 40,000 students attend charters and that number is expected to grow.

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HISD Fights To Regain Pre-K Funding In State Legislature

Posted on · In the Houston Independent School District, more than 16,000 kids attend prekindergarten. Most of them come from low-income homes and know little English. From the KUHF Education Desk, Laura Isensee reports why preK is so important for HISD this year in the Texas Legislature.