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Proposed Bill Would Fund Full-Day Pre-K for Qualifying School Districts

Posted on · State Rep. Eric Johnson recently filed a bill that would fund full-day pre-K for qualifying school districts through the existing school finance formula. So, we revisit a conversation from Feb. 2015 about the benefits of full-day pre-K. In February of 2015, Dr. Susan Landry, founder and director of the Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth, talked […]

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Same-Sex Benefits Case, and Full Day Pre-K: Tuesday’s Show (Feb. 28, 2017)

Posted on · Tomorrow (March 1, 2017), the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Pidgeon v. Turner, a Houston case challenging the city’s benefits policy for married same-sex couples. The court had previously declined to take up the case, but Texas Republicans urged the Texas court to reconsider. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk […]

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Why Are There Gaps in Information About Officer-Involved Shootings?

Posted on · The Texas Tribune just released results from a yearlong investigation into data about police shootings from departments in the state’s 36 largest cities. That data indicates there were 656 incidents of officer-involved shootings in those cities between 2010 and 2015. But that may be an incomplete picture. We find out why the total number of […]