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North Forest ISD Fights Closure

Posted on · As the new school year gets underway — one small district in the Northeast Houston area is still uncertain about its future. Officials in the North Forest Independent School District say they'll continue to appeal the state's proposal to shut the district down.

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Early Start For Apollo Schools

Posted on · A handful of schools in the Houston Independent School District said goodbye to summer. Today was the first day of instruction for schools that are part of the Apollo 20 program, designed to improve academics at struggling campuses.

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Using Pictures to Write a Story

Posted on · A group of kids being taught life's lessons through a camera, learn about life the hard way when their cameras are stolen.  A local company comes to the rescue with new cameras.

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Save Texas Schools

Posted on · With the dust settling on the 2011 legislative session, an effort has begun to restore education funding in 2013. It's lead by Save Texas Schools, a nonpartisan statewide volunteer coalition, whose goal is to educate lawmakers about the importance of maintaining funding for Texas public schools. Pat Hernandez has more.

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North Forest ISD To Fight District Closure

Posted on · Officials in the North Forest Independent School District say they plan to fight an order from the Texas Education Agency to close down next July. The decision will affect 75-hundred students, who will likely be merged into the Houston Independent School District. Pat Hernandez has more.

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A Plea to Lawmakers

Posted on · State lawmakers seem ready to adopt a school finance plan for the next two years. But Houston education leaders and parents are urging them not to do it. Pat Hernandez tells us they want adequate funding of public education.

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Still Making Schools Safer

Posted on · The halls of many area schools will have extra visitors this week. Ministers and police officers will help keep the last days of school peaceful. Pat Hernandez tells us how the twenty year old program "Project Safe Start" gets students off to a safe summer.

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Nonprofit Takes Aim at Graduation Rate

Posted on · Tens of thousands of Houston area 12th graders are just days away from graduation. Unfortunately, too many won't be walking down that aisle. Bill Stamps talked with one group that's aiming to change that.

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Katy ISD Reduces Number of Layoffs

Posted on · The Katy Independent School District has reduced the number of teachers who will be laid off this year. But a district spokesman says there could be more cuts in the future as Katy ISD looks for ways to slice another 25-million dollars off the budget. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Top Houston Schools

Posted on · In a list every parent should be aware of — the latest school rankings are out this week. Some principals are finding it more of a challenge to maintain their campus performance. Budget cuts are leaving some teachers without a job. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Teachers Rally Against Cuts

Posted on · Houston-area teachers are on the march against funding cuts to education. Teachers will head to Austin tomorrow and Monday to lobby for the protection of education funds. Laurie Johnson reports.