Thousands of students and teachers headed back to school in HISD after a two-week delay because of Harvey.

Education News

Houston-area schools limiting time outdoors for recess, athletics as heat wave continues

Posted on · The largest public school districts in Greater Houston are keeping kids inside or limiting their outdoor exposure as the region continues to cope with hot summer weather.

Harris County Criminal Justice Center

Criminal Justice

$4 million bail for Houston-area teen accused of shooting schoolchildren with pellet gun

Posted on · Jordan Constantine Balderas, 17, is accused of shooting three fellow teenagers and a 12-year-old from the backyard of his Cypress home while the victims were walking home from nearby schools.

School Buses

Houston Matters

Houston Student Sues School District Over Expulsion For Sitting During Pledge

Posted on · India Landry, a senior from Windfern High School, is suing her school district after being expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. We learn about her case and discuss our national fixation on things that are largely symbolic.

Houston Matters

Schools and Nonprofits Work to Protect Children from ‘Lunch Shaming’

Posted on · When children in public schools can't pay for their lunch, it can be an awkward moment where they are given an alternative, cold lunch — or no lunch at all. Some are calling this practice "lunch shaming" because students will typically get their lunch items before paying, and then when they can't pay, the food […]

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