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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston’s Best Late-Night Eats (June 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a school safety summit being held today. Our local experts break down the latest political stories. Local food writers discuss their favorite places to go for late-night dining. And we learn about a new Houston Ballet performance inspired by Houston’s resilience during and after Harvey.

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The Challenges of Teaching Harris County’s Special Populations

Posted on · The Harris County Department of Education recently hired Darlene Breaux as its new director of special populations for their teaching and learning center. “Special populations” is a term that covers a range of different needs students have. It can be kids for whom English is a second language, children with dyslexia, those who are gifted and talented, kids […]

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Is Alternative Teaching Certification a Shortcut That Doesn’t Pay Off?

Posted on · Twenty years ago, a new, shorter route to receiving teaching certification was formed: ACP, or Alternative Certification Programs. Many factors can make ACP a worthwhile route for those thinking of jumping into teaching — from the length of time a program takes to whether it’s online or in-person. And with layoffs hitting Houston, there are probably more than a few […]

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What are Houston Schools Doing to Attract More Bilingual Teachers?

Posted on · Schools districts around the Greater Houston area say they’re struggling to hire and keep enough bilingual teachers for their classrooms. Some districts are using incentives and other strategies to attract bilingual educators. We hear about their efforts. We hear from Dr. Patricia Morales, Bilingual Specialist with the Harris County Department of Education, and Dr. Robin Williams, HR Director for Aldine […]