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How Do Magnet Schools Stack Up Against Other Houston Schools?

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 […]

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.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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