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Storm Stories and Songs

Posted on · Last week, a collaboration between the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife and Traditional Arts program brought Houstonians to Rudyard’s English Pub in Montrose to share their storm stories and songs. In a piece produced by Amy Bishop and Paige Phelps, we hear some of the stories recalling experiences during major storms […]

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Teacher Appraisal, Mayor Parker, and Storm Stories: Wednesday’s show (May 11, 2016)

Posted on · Last month, the Association of Professional Educators announced a petition to challenge the state’s planned updated appraisal system tying teacher evaluation scores to student performance on standardized tests. That announcement followed a lawsuit brought by the Texas State Teachers Association, seeking to invalidate part of the new evaluation system being planned by Texas Education Commissioner […]