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HISD Superintendent Search

Posted on · The Houston School Board will hold another public meeting tonight in its ongoing search for a new school superintendent. Jim Bell reports.

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The Top Ten Ranked High Schools

Posted on · The advocacy group Children at Risk has been ranking area high school for four years. The High School Rankings Report is the result of data from 131 public and Independent schools. Rod Rice reports the number one school made the top ten for the first time.

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Down Economy Hurts Pre-School Programs

Posted on · Here's another victim of the economic downturn. A national study predicts pre-school programs will be hit hard in states struggling struggle to balance their budgets in the middle of a recession. Texas is no exception, as Jim Bell reports.

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HISD Begins Search for New Leader

Posted on · The Houston Independent School Board has hired a national firm to begin searching for a new superintendent. The firm has been instructed to find the best candidates in the country. Bill Stamps has more.

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Religion Among Academic Scientists

Posted on · Educators in Austin decide this week whether a teacher should raise doubts about evolution while teaching biology. Many people view the debate as one that pits science against religion, but as Rod Rice reports the sides are not as clear cut as conventional wisdom suggests.

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Science and Video Games Collide

Posted on · Rock music, hip hop and science aren't usually found together — especially in the classroom. But one Rice University professor wants to change that by using video games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution to teach science concepts to kids. Laurie Johnson has the story.

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Montessori Education in Houston

Posted on · This week, President Obama will sign the much-anticipated new stimulus bill, which includes billions of dollars for education. For the group of Montessori educators who met in Houston this weekend, the changes may need to go deeper than dollars and cents. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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HISD Principal Says Goodbye After Fifty Years

Posted on · The school year doesn't officially end until May, but for one HISD employee today really was the last day of school. Billy Joe Johnson is retiring after fifty years with the district. Bill Stamps talked with her about her career that spanned five decades.

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HISD Teachers Get Record Bonuses

Posted on · Houston school district officials credit higher student performance district-wide for the record-breaking bonuses going out to teachers and staff members today. Jim Bell reports.

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HISD Reaches Out to Parents

Posted on · In an ongoing effort to better communicate with parents and the community — HISD is holding a series of informational meetings on district programs and initiatives. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Evolution Debate Goes On

Posted on · The debate over how science should be taught in Texas public schools goes on. Both sides in the battle over teaching the theory of evolution make their case to the State Board of Education again tomorrow. Jim Bell reports.

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Drumline in Miniature

Posted on · The Shadydale Drum Corps in HISD is considered one of the best in the city. The drummers frequently win competitions and just took home first place in San Antonio's regional meet. And as Laurie Johnson reports, the Drum Corps has a special reason to brag about their accomplishment.