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Study Finds Low High School Graduation Rates

Posted on · It is the time of year when thousands of high school students walk across the stage and receive their diploma. But one community advocacy group says too many students who should be graduating are not. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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More Hispanic Engineers Needed

Posted on · Last night at Rice University Exxon Mobile awarded scholarships to three high school seniors at the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards. In the US, energy analysts say there's a shortage of students going into science and engineering fields. That shortage is even greater when it comes to minorities. Bill Stamps has more.

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Adults Return to Classroom for Retooling

Posted on · It comes as no surprise that the slowing economy has resulted in many job losses. Those on the bubble worry about making ends meet if they find themselves unemployed. The situation is motivating many adults to return to school. They say juggling time and finances might be a challenge, but it can also be rewarding. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Mutombo Visits Houston Middle School

Posted on · The season may be over for the Houston Rockets center, Dikembe Mutombo, but he's trying to make the future a little brighter for local school children. Mutombo visits a local middle school to talk to kids about the importance physical activity and early screening for heart problems. Bill Stamps was there and tells us how the students reacted to the Rockets superstar.

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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.