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How Might HISD’s Enrollment Caps Affect Incoming Elementary Students?

Posted on · The first day of school for Houston Independent School District students is just a week away. Yet, some parents with elementary-age children in the district are confronting some uncertainty as to where their child will be going for the rest of the school year. That’s because HISD is cracking down on class sizes in K-4 […]

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Why — Or Why Not — Are Houstonians Signing Up for Healthcare Before the March 31 Deadline?

Posted on · We check in with Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel to discuss the impending March 31 deadline for uninsured Houstonians to sign up for health insurance. We discuss why some haven’t signed up, and whether they’re merely procrastinating, overwhelmed or confused by the process, or are intentionally choosing not to get insurance, accepting the […]

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Will You Have to Pay a Healthcare Penalty Come March 31?

Posted on · Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends soon (March 31), and so time is running out for folks to sign up for coverage. We look at where the enrollment numbers stand now — both nationally and in Texas. And we hear from a local organization working with Houstonians to help them navigate the sometimes complex […]