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Proposal to Close HISD Schools Draws Public Opposition

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District board met Thursday to hear public comments and share some of their own thoughts on the proposed closure or repurposing of five school campuses at the end of this school year. The meeting followed community meetings held last Monday at three of the schools. Houston Public Media’s Education Reporter Laura […]

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Are University Debit Cards Misleading Students?

Posted on · Many colleges and universities have arrangements with banks and other financial institutions to provide students with debit cards. Some function as IDs, some are used to provide students who may not have a bank account with a way to access financial aid. Consumer groups like the Better Business Bureau and the Public Interest Research Group […]

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Welcome to Houston, newbie!

Posted on · If you feel like there are more people around the Bayou City these days – well, trust those feelings. The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decade…and last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. […]

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North Forest part 1

Posted on · In northeast Houston, students may find themselves in a new school district next fall. The North Forest Independent School District, which has struggled academically and financially learned this week that it will be closed by the state, and merged with HISD. The district plans to fight the move. We get details from KUHF’s Laura Isensee, […]