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With Grant, Rice Partnership with HISD to Improve Education Expands

Posted on · According to Rice, since 2011, HERC has brought together Rice education researchers with HISD brass to improve the quality of education in the school district. We examine what HERC has accomplished in the past six years with its director, Dr. Ruth Lopez Turley. And, between adding more staff and extending its reach beyond HISD to […]

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METRO Chair, Dropouts, and NFL Draft: Monday’s Show (May 2, 2016)

Posted on · In the last couple of years, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (aka METRO) has revamped its bus system and aimed to be a more transparent organization. In late March, METRO named a new chair, Carrin Patman. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Patman about the challenges ahead for METRO and […]

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Efforts Help Schools Hire More College Guidance Counselors

Posted on · Many high schools and middle schools in Houston have a shortage of counselors to help students prepare for college. Counselors at some area schools are responsible for more than 500 students, and they’re often asked to do duties outside the realm of college advising, like cafeteria duty or administrative tasks. But there are some efforts […]