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Which Houston Schools are Performing the Best and the Worst?

Posted on · Each year, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk publishes a report ranking public schools in Greater Houston, and across Texas. Their goal: to identify which schools are succeeding, and which are struggling, as a way to encourage parents, teachers, and the community at large to discuss ways to improve public education. The organization’s 2015 report […]

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What Do the Latest Children At Risk School Rankings Tell Us?

Posted on · Since 2006, the school ranking system developed by Children at Risk has highlighted the successes and need for improvement of public schools. Each year they rank all eligible public elementary, middle, and high schools in the state of Texas. The idea behind the school rankings is to be an accessible guide for parents, educators, and […]

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Lt. Governor Debate Preview, School Grades & House Concerts: Houston Matters for Thurs., May 1, 2014

Posted on · Each year, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk publishes a report ranking public schools in Greater Houston, and across Texas. Their goal: to identify which schools are succeeding, and which are struggling, as a way to encourage parents, teachers, and the community at large to discuss ways to improve public education. The 2014 numbers were […]

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Diploma Mills in Houston and Across the State of Texas

Posted on · Some Houston-area high school students are leaving public schools to attend “private schools,” but on further inspection, those private schools are really non-accredited institutions, in which a student pays a fee, takes one test, and then “graduates,” diploma in hand. School board members and education experts characterize schools offering such services as essentially diploma mills, […]