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Why Worthing High School Has Struggled And What It Means For Other Schools

Laura Isensee collaborates with Jacob Carpenter from the Houston Chronicle to look at problems facing Worthing High School.

Worthing High School freshmen work in math teacher Michael Judge's Algebra I class on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
Worthing High School freshmen work in math teacher Michael Judge’s Algebra I class on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

We've heard stories of schools on the brink — where they have one last shot to pull it together or be shut down. We've been following that this year at Houston Public Media. Now we have a special report from News 88-7's Laura Isensee about one of the lowest ranked high schools in Texas.

Laura teamed up with the Houston Chronicle's Jacob Carpenter to investigate why Worthing High School has struggled so much–and what it means for other schools across the state. You can hear her report in the audio above.

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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on HPM Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews for Houston...

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