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Annual school rankings (Jan. 23, 2024)

Posted on · On Tuesday’s show: The annual public school rankings from Children at Risk are out. The organization’s CEO walks us through the report. And newly elected City Controller Chris Hollins talks about his new role and how he plans to approach the city’s looming budget issues.

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Special ed at HISD (Oct. 5, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn about HISD’s struggle to maintain special education services after cutting 21 contractors. And NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks about his new book and lessons from Abraham Lincoln for keeping a divided nation together.

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HISD under new management (June 12, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The first days of Houston’s public schools under new management have been dramatic. We assess the opening days of a new era for Houston ISD.

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The superfast highway of the future (May 5, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: It may sound like science fiction, but research from the University of Houston outlines a fuel-efficient concept for moving vehicles along a modified highway system of the future at up to 400 miles an hour, making some aspects of air travel obsolete.

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Policy ideas on mass shootings (April 4, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A new report from Rice University suggests two specific actions to address the problem by – among other things – honing in on a trait most of the shooters have in common.

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