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Conroe ISD removes ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ from high school curriculum after parent’s complaint

Posted on · The public school district north of Houston is keeping the popular 1999 novel in its libraries for high school students and plans to revisit whether prior parental consent should be required before checking it out.

Children head into Benbrook Elementary for the first day of school on Aug. 23, 2021. HISD is requiring masks for all students and staff, and limited virtual learning, but some parents are still worried.

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Houston Schools Report More Than 150 Active COVID-19 Cases On First Day

Posted on · Houston ISD returns Monday with a mask mandate and some virtual instruction, though it will only serve a few thousand of the district's nearly 200,000 students.

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Finalists from The Woodlands and Katy Emerge from Houston Public Media Spelling Bee

Posted on · After competing in nine rounds with 56 total spellers representing 42 Texas counties, Shourav Dasari, a resident of The Woodlands and an eighth grader at McCullough Jr. High in Conroe ISD, emerged as the champion of the 2017 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, making Raksheet Kota, a resident of Katy and an eighth grader at Beckendorff Jr. High in Katy ISD, runner-up.

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