Education News

Bringing Business Leadership to the Classroom

Posted on · While most kids are enjoying their summer vacation, some of their teachers are in school, learning to become principals. But the courses are not about assigning detention and choosing textbooks — they cover human capital, data analysis, and transformational change. From the KUHF Newslab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Cars and Phones, Part 3

Posted on · Across the country, states are enacting laws to combat cell phone use while driving. 28 states have banned texting and 8 forbid even talking on a hand held device. Within Texas, a patchwork of laws covers the state, and not everyone thinks we need more. In the third of our series, Melissa Galvez looks cell phone policy in Texas.

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Cars and Phones, Part 2

Posted on · For most drivers in Texas, it is legal to both talk on a cell phone and text while driving — except in school zones and certain cities. There are some who say one or both of those should be outlawed. In the second of our series on distracted driving, Melissa Galvez looks at how such a law could be enforced.

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Cars and Phones, Part 1

Posted on · If you're in the car right now, there's a good chance you can see someone on a cell phone. Most of us do it — and wish others would stop. in the first of a three part series on distracted driving, Melissa Galvez looks at our love affair with cell phones and cars.

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Researcher Discovers Potential “Exercise Pill”

Posted on · If you ate too much barbeque and apple pie this weekend, you might wish there was a pill that could shed those holiday pounds. A researcher at the UT Health Science Center says someday, that might be possible. Sort of. From the KUHF Newslab, Melissa Galvez reports on the complex future of the "Exercise Pill."

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

Posted on · For most people, today was just another sunny Friday afternoon. But for thousands of office workers across the country, today redefined the words "dog days of summer." From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Less Money for Roads in the Future

Posted on · Houston commuters may have to put up with crowded highways and bumpy roads just a little bit longer. Regional transportation planners are looking at less money for road projects in the coming years. But the public can add their opinion on what's important-and what's not. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Saving History in Freedmen’s Town

Posted on · In the shadow of downtown sits a small neighborhood with a long history. Freedmen's Town — also known as the fourth ward — is the oldest African American neighborhood in Houston, built by freed slaves after the Civil War. Many of its historic homes are being replaced by developments, but one landowner is saving ten little homes. From the KUHF NewsLab series, "Exploring Houston," Melissa Galvez tells the story.

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Interfaith Camp For Kids

Posted on · While most kids are enjoying summer vacation by the pool this week, a group of teenagers is taking time to sit on the floor, eat rice, and think about God. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez visits the first Houston Interfaith youth camp, that challenges students with learning, service, and leadership.

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Vegetable Gardens at City Hall

Posted on · The next time you pass by City Hall, you may notice an unusual smell...rosemary, sage, and oregano. With help from the City's Sustainability Office, the Houston Department of Public Works is now maintaining a vegetable garden on Walker Street. They hope their greenery will encourage other Houstonian to plant some seeds. From the KUHF News Lab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Hurricane Map Tracks Many Risks

Posted on · Should I stay or should I go? As hurricane season begins, Houstonians will start asking that question. But if you're not in the path of the storm surge, the answer isn't always clear. A team at Rice University is developing a tool that could help residents make those tough choices. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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METRO Bus Operator Wins At Roadeo

Posted on · While Michigan can claim the next Miss USA, Houston's got a new champion you've probably never heard of — the number one bus driver in North America. How did he earn such acclaim? From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Fixing Troubled Schools

Posted on · As the school year winds down for students, HISD is winding up its plans to fix failing schools next year, and in the years to come. That plan includes paying some students for one on one time with a teacher. Melissa Galvez reports.

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Woodland Heights Wants to Keep Charm

Posted on · Walking down the tree lined streets of Woodland Heights feels like stepping back in time-to an era when horse drawn carriages brought milk in bottles before tea time. A group of residents wants to preserve this character through historic designation. Like in many similar communities, it highlights the tension between historic charm and individual rights. Melissa Galvez travels to Woodland Heights in the latest in the KUHF NewsLab series, "Exploring Houston."