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Battles Over School Funding, Campus Carry and Grier Stepping down: The Year in Houston Education for 2015

Posted on · From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston […]

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What Would UT Expansion in Houston Mean for Local Universities?

Posted on · Earlier this month, the University of Texas announced plans to buy land to build an ‘intellectual hub’ here in Houston. The Houston Chronicle reported that UT Chancellor William McRaven wants the land to create a sort of collaboration and research center to bring new investment into Houston. However, the University of Houston is concerned that […]

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UT Expanding in Houston and Mexican Entrepreneurs: Monday’s Show (November 30, 2015)

Posted on · Earlier this month, the University of Texas announced plans to buy land to build an ‘intellectual hub’ here in Houston. The Houston Chronicle reported that UT Chancellor William McRaven wants the land to create a sort of collaboration and research center to bring new investment into Houston. However, the University of Houston is concerned that […]

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Skip Your Freshman Year? Why Some Texas State Colleges Are Giving it a Try

Posted on · What if there was a way for incoming college students to pass tests for college credit to essentially bypass their Freshman year and save tuition? That’s the plan of Texas State University System (the system that oversees schools like Texas State University, Sam Houston State University, Lamar University and Sul Ross State University) where they’re encouraging non-traditional […]

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State Goal: Get 60 Percent of Texans a College Degree By 2030

Posted on · Last month, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopted a new plan called 60x30TX. The overarching goal: to get 60 percent of Texans between 25 and 34 a college degree or certificate by 2030. The coordinating board says the goal focuses on 25 to 34-year-olds as an indicator of the economic future of the state and its […]

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Chris Bell Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s show (August 11, 2015)

Posted on · Starting today, and for the next several Tuesdays on Houston Matters, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We start on this edition with Chris Bell. He’s a former City Council Member and former U.S. Congressman. He’s also an […]