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Four-day school weeks (Feb. 28, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: With a number of Texas school districts considering or choosing to implement four-day school weeks, we discuss how'd they work and the pros and cons. And a local CPA answers listener questions about preparing their federal income taxes this year.

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Could a Four-Day School Week Work in Houston?

Posted on · Starting this fall, Olfen School District in Central Texas will implement a four-day school week, by extending the hours of each school day and holding tutoring and other activities on days off. Could such a system work in Houston? We discuss the pros and cons with Lisa Dawn-Fisher, chief school finance officer with the Texas […]

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Preparing for the Clean Power Plan: Monday’s Show (February 8, 2016)

Posted on · Texas and West Virginia are leading more than two dozen states who are challenging President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which establishes standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last month denied a request from Texas and other states to […]