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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 […]

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Making Houston More Bike Friendly: Tuesday’s Show (July 7, 2015)

Posted on · A couple weeks back, cyclists staged a “die-in” outside Houston’s City Hall, to send a message to the City Council that cyclists need safer roads and that motorists need to be held accountable for bike-related accidents, especially in light of four bicycle-related fatalities that occurred over a recent three-week period. The demonstration outside City Hall […]

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Election Day, School Funding, and Evolution of a Criminal: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Posted on · It’s Election Day! Polls are now open across Greater Houston, as voters cast ballots for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and a number of other statewide offices, as well as for District Attorney in Harris County. There are also ballot initiatives, including Proposition 1, calling for money from the state’s rainy day fund to be diverted to […]