Education

Katy school students come together as censorship of LGBTQ+ voices ramps up

Posted on · In October, students at Katy ISD pushed school officials to lift filters blocking websites with LGBTQ+ resources in some of its high schools. We’re keeping up with those students as they navigate a school year fraught with book bans and other censorship. 

Education

Former Katy ISD student with autism returns for band competition. His parents still want to see change: ‘It almost broke us’

Posted on · Families with special education students in Texas attend a series of meetings with district staff members. Any complaints from families can take months to move through the formal process at the local and state level — and even then, some cases require decisions in state or federal courts. 

Houston Matters

School library policies, and the week in politics (Sept. 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn how Katy ISD officials revised the district's library policies this week, including how it responds to complaints about books. And we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Town Square

National Read Across America Day aims to create and celebrate a nation of diverse readers

Posted on · What are the books that opened your eyes to the world? Which ones helped shape who you are? Today, we discuss the importance of literacy and representation in books, as well as recent challenges to reading materials.