On past programs, we've explored a variety of alternative forms of education, from Montessori schools to dual language programs. We've talked about efforts to focus education on preparing students for STEM careers – jobs in science, technology, engineering and math.
Many public schools throughout Greater Houston offer specialized curriculum. They're what are known as magnet schools. We talk with three school officials about their respective magnet programs.
And to get a sense of how magnet schools stack up against other schools here in Houston, we talk with Dr. Robert Sanborn, President and CEO of Children at Risk, an organization which, among other efforts, ranks Houston’s public schools every year.