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Full Show: HISD’s Superintendent Search, And A Near-Fatal Spacewalk (Jan. 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's HISD board meeting and learn what community members want in their next superintendent. We examine why so few minorities are head coaches. And we learn about a spacewalk that went awry.

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Coaching Boys Into Men

Posted on · We learn about a program called "Coaching Boys in Men," which trains high school athletic coaches to teach and mentor their young athletes to have healthy relationships in order to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault. Sherri Kendall, CEO of AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), tells us more. MORE: How Communities of Faith […]

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Do Coaches Make the Cut as Teachers?

Posted on · There’s this old saw — a stereotype, really — that denigrates educators, especially coaches. In essence: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, coach.” A Rice University sociology professor and his colleagues decided to put this concept to the test, to learn just how effective teachers who also coach are […]