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Proposal to Close HISD Schools Draws Public Opposition

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District board met Thursday to hear public comments and share some of their own thoughts on the proposed closure or repurposing of five school campuses at the end of this school year. The meeting followed community meetings held last Monday at three of the schools. Houston Public Media’s Education Reporter Laura […]

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Events Planned to Mark 50 Years Since Rothko Chapel Commission

Posted on · In 1964, Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil commissioned the famed Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko to create the Rothko Chapel, a sacred space for both art and contemplation located in the city’s museum district. Now, 50 years after the commission, there’s a series of events reflecting on the artist and his work planned […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that’s bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]

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North Forest part 2

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Just 66 percent of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge with […]

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Houston Matters for Friday April 5, 2013

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Less than two thirds of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge […]