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HISD Middle School Dresses for Success

Posted on · Earlier this year we told you how Yates High School, known more for its state champion basketball team, changed its dress code in order to change the culture of the school. Well now, one of the worst performing schools in HISD is doing the same. Only as Bill Stamps reports, they're taking the dress code a step further.

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Second Chance Incentive

Posted on · Businesses that help high school drop-outs finish their education could benefit under a proposal from Texas Governor Rick Perry. He spells it out at a business in Northwest Houston. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Bringing Business Leadership to the Classroom

Posted on · While most kids are enjoying their summer vacation, some of their teachers are in school, learning to become principals. But the courses are not about assigning detention and choosing textbooks — they cover human capital, data analysis, and transformational change. From the KUHF Newslab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Houston Teachers Look to Externships for Help

Posted on · A group of Houston area teachers took a field trip to the Museum of Natural Science today. What's unique about that is they didn't take any students. The teachers are taking park in a summer externship program that seeks to make students more aware of jobs and careers by making their teachers more aware. Bill Stamps has more.

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A Safe End To The School Year

Posted on · Only days remain before school is out for the summer. Thanks to a nationally recognized program, added security will be in place at schools in the greater Houston area to ensure kids start their summer break safely. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Houston’s Top Public Schools

Posted on · A list of Houston's top public schools was put out today. The ranking was done by the group Children at Risk as well as the Houston Chronicle. Bill Stamps tells us what schools made the list.

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Do School Uniforms Work?

Posted on · Years ago you could look in most public school yearbooks and find someone who was voted best dressed. But how can you tell with a uniform dress code? Uniforms are believed to curb a number of problems and Bill Stamps tells us if it's working.

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Are Charter Schools Better?

Posted on · Charter schools have grown in popularity in recent years as parents look for ways to improve their child's educational experience. But just how much of a difference can a school make? A University of Houston professor researched the issue and has some interesting findings. Bill Stamps has more.

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Teach For America Gets An A

Posted on · Lt. Governor David Dewhurst paid a visit to a north Houston high school. Dewhurst was a guest teacher in the Teach for America program, a program that takes recent college graduates of all majors and gives them a teaching job in struggling schools. Bill Stamps has more.

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More Debate on Social Studies Curriculum

Posted on · Wednesday we reported on the controversy surrounding proposed changes to the Texas social studies curriculum. Last night the University of Houston held a forum on the issue. Bill Stamps was there and has this report.

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HISD Approves Statistical Analysis to Grade Teachers

Posted on · Some teachers booed as Houston School Board Trustees OK'd a plan to allow the firing of educators with consistently low value added scores. Rod Rice reports that HISD says it's a way to get a good teacher in every classroom, while the teacher's union says it may be an illegal way to evaluate teachers.

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Education Pioneers Brings Top Talent to Area Schools

Posted on · A career in education usually evokes images of teachers or principals. But in reality there are many educational positions in areas like policy, law and business. Getting the best and brightest people to work in those areas is the mission of Education Pioneers; a national organization that just last month announced that Houston would be its seventh site. Rod Rice reports.