Houston Matters

Flooding and pollution in minority communities, and the impact of minority-owned businesses (June 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Increased flooding across the country is exposing more people to industrial waste, especially those in minority communities. Plus, a new report examines the impact of minority-owned businesses on the region's economy. And a Houston teacher is honored at the Tony Awards.

Town Square

Aldine ISD drama teacher honored with prestigious Tony Award. Plus, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ mother inspires others as a survivor and advocate of domestic violence.

Posted on · Roshunda Jones-Koumba will be presented with the 2022 Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education, an honor that acknowledges a theater educator shaping the next generation of artists and performers. And, Sabrina Greenlee shares her personal story of domestic abuse, how it continues to harm our communities, and the work she is doing to help survivors.

Education News

Texas Teachers Overcome Physical Distance, Digital Divide To Stay Connected With Students

Posted on · Many teachers feel a strong sense of responsibliity to connect with their students in personalized ways to keep them from falling off the radar. Many public school districts, including Houston and San Antonio, have lost touch with thousands of studentS since the pandemic sent everyone home to learn remotely.

Houston Matters

What are Houston Schools Doing to Attract More Bilingual Teachers?

Posted on · Schools districts around the Greater Houston area say they're struggling to hire and keep enough bilingual teachers for their classrooms. Some districts are using incentives and other strategies to attract bilingual educators. We hear about their efforts. We hear from Dr. Patricia Morales, Bilingual Specialist with the Harris County Department of Education, and Dr. Robin […]