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HISD Won’t Ban Early Elementary Suspensions: Tuesday’s Show (November 17, 2015)

During a school board meeting last Thursday, HISD board members refused to ban suspensions of pre-K through second grade students. We learn why from News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee on today’s Houston Matters. Then, we talk with Morgan Craven, Director of the “School-to-Prison Pipeline Project” for the non-profit social justice group Texas Appleseed, which put […]

During a school board meeting last Thursday, HISD board members refused to ban suspensions of pre-K through second grade students.

We learn why from News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee on today’s Houston Matters.

Then, we talk with Morgan Craven, Director of the “School-to-Prison Pipeline Project” for the non-profit social justice group Texas Appleseed, which put out a report recently examining how often young students are suspended and why.

Also this hour: According to an annual report colleges and universities are required to submit about — among other things — sexual assaults on campus, the number of such cases at Rice and the University of Houston has risen. Why? We ask Malkia Hutchinson, Program Coordinator at the Women and Gender Resource Center at the University Houston, and Allison Vogt, Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Title IX at Rice University.

Then: We welcome your gardening questions for Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener at The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball.

Plus: Andrew White is a senior at HISD’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He’s also been chosen as Houston’s first-ever youth poet laureate. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop sits down with the teenager to discuss his vision for the role.

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