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Full Show: A New School Year At Wheatley High, Facilities For Migrant Teens, And Comedian Ali Siddiq On Prison Life (Aug. 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Parents and students at Wheatley High discuss the upcoming academic year at the troubled school. We meet a former unaccompanied migrant who's now a psychologist in a facility for migrant teens. And comedian Ali Siddiq discusses life in prison.

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Full Show: HISD’s Superintendent Search, And A Near-Fatal Spacewalk (Jan. 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's HISD board meeting and learn what community members want in their next superintendent. We examine why so few minorities are head coaches. And we learn about a spacewalk that went awry.

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Full Show: HISD Leadership Changes, and Former Astronaut Scott Kelly (Oct. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn why some HISD board members pushed for a new interim superintendent. Then, former astronaut Scott Kelly talks about spending a year in space. Plus, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And the classical ensemble Loop38 translates visual art into music.

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Full Show: Springtime Allergies, And Wes Anderson (March 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn more about the interim superintendent appointed to lead HISD. Then, an area specialist answers questions about allergies. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we revisit our 2014 conversation with filmmaker Wes Anderson.

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Full Show: Carranza Leaving HISD, And Primary Election Day (March 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Superintendent Richard Carranza is leaving HISD. We recap what's at stake on Primary Election Day. We discuss school safety in Greater Houston. And Stephanie Wittels Wachs talks about her new memoir.

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The Year In Houston Education — 2016

Posted on · This week, we’re recapping this past year’s biggest news stories with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics, arts and culture and sports. Today, we explore the year in education for Greater Houston. The Houston Independent School District saw some changes in administration this year. Terry Grier’s last day as HISD superintendent was in […]

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Lone HISD Superintendent Finalist Shares His Thoughts on the Job and on Houston

Posted on · Late last month (July 27, 2016), HISD board trustees voted unanimously to name Richard Carranza as the lone finalist for superintendent. Carranza currently leads the San Francisco Unified School District in California. The vote comes ten months after longtime Superintendent Terry Grier announced his plans to retire this past winter. Under Texas law, the board […]