Posted on · Think of the instructor stepping away from the lecture podium and being more hands-on.
Posted on · (Above: Furr senior Milburgo Mora participated in many activities at school, including the Green Ambassadors and the media team. During his sophomore year, he and his friends would hang out at this rock, where students could write graffiti. Photo: Eric Kayne)This year, News 88.7's education reporter Laura Isensee has been following developments at Houston's Furr […]
Posted on · Student producers tell their own stories from Furr High School with radio diaries and a photo essay.
Posted on · (Above:Â Furr High School Bertie Simmons and a student. Photo: Laura IsenseeÂ | Houston Public Media) Bertie Simmons was a longtime educator in Houston schools whoâd retired to a happy life as a grandmother. Then, her granddaughter died suddenly in a skiing accident. Simmons decided to honor her granddaughterâs dream of doing good in the […]
Posted on · (Above: Furr High School is experimenting with a new model for education, including how they hire teachers. Here, administrators watched applicants on a live video feed as they tried to solve clues and "escape the room" during the interview process. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee has been […]
Posted on · News 88.7 is following how Furr High School is trying to rethink high school, including how teachers are hired.
Posted on · (Photo: Florian Martin | Houston Public Media) The City of Houston's Housing Department suddenly has $46 million more for affordable housing projects. How? It started with some investigative reporting from the Houston Chronicle. On today’s edition of Houston Matters, Michael Hagerty has reporters Rebecca Elliott and Mike Morris explain. The oversight was uncovered after the […]
Posted on · Research shows that it’s hard to keep principals at schools with high poverty, with over a quarter of them losing their principals each year.
Posted on · Some people question if letting kids learn what they want is the best way to improve education.
Posted on · "All we want to do here is change the world."
Posted on · Earlier this month (Sept. 14, 2016) Furr High School on Houston's east side was one of ten schools nationwide to receive a $10 million grant from Steve Jobs’ widow, rewarding the school for reinventing how it educates its students. The local school will get the money over five years. A key figure in the school's […]
Posted on · With the November election fast approaching and early voting around the corner, we’re devoting time to two key races in Harris County for Sheriff and District Attorney, and offering you a chance to talk directly with candidates vying for your vote. On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Harris County District […]
Posted on · One online fundraising campaign has already surpassed its goal.
Posted on · Tuesday, Sept 15 a tragic crash left two girls dead as they were on their way to school.
Posted on · Tuesday's fatal bus crash involving students from Furr High School and REACH Charter School was felt across the campus. Classmates are now planning a memorial.