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What STAAR Test Results Tell Us About Learning During The Pandemic (June 30, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: What STAAR Test results tell us about the pandemic’s effect on education, the week in politics, and one way the pandemic might’ve been good for our brains.


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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: STAAR Test results are in for Texas public school children. We discuss what they tell us about the pandemic’s effect on education over the past year.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

And neuroscientist and former Houstonian David Eagleman explains a way the pandemic might've been good for our brains. He’ll participate in a virtual event with The Health Museum on Thursday, July 1, at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head.

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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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