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Houston School Board Reverses Course, Reconsiders Suspension Ban

Posted on · For several months now, the Houston school board has grappled with how it disciplines its youngest students. After initially rejecting a proposed ban on suspensions, the board has reversed course, and — with a final vote next month — might ban suspensions after all. News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee explains. Then we revisit a conversation we […]

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Why The Houston School Board Refused To Ban Suspensions

Posted on · During a school board meeting last Thursday (Nov. 12, 2015), HISD board members refused to ban suspensions of pre-K through second grade students. We learn why from News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee. Then, we talk with Morgan Craven, Director of the “School-to-Prison Pipeline Project” for the non-profit social justice group Texas Appleseed, which put out a […]

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Is Corporal Punishment a Relic or Still Relevant?

Posted on · The case of NFL star Adrian Peterson being accused of child abuse has brought the topic of corporal punishment to the minds of the nation and many in Greater Houston. Many have criticized his alleged actions — but plenty have defended him saying they were also hit by their parents growing up. On this edition of Houston […]