Houston Matters

Combating Chronic Absenteeism in HISD

Posted on · The U.S. Department of Education recently released a report on chronic absenteeism, which is defined as missing 10 percent of more of the school year — which equates to about two days a month. According to that report, more than 600,000 children in Texas were chronically absent during the 2013-2014 school year. A separate report […]

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Supreme Court Rulings and Renewing the 287(g) Program: Thursday’s Show (June 23, 2016)

Posted on · On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in two of the three pending major cases tied to Texas. The court deadlocked 4-4 on President Obama's plan that would have shielded millions of immigrants from deportation. And, in a 4-3 decision, the court upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas. On […]