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Should More Texas Community Colleges Be Allowed to Offer Four-Year Degrees?

Posted on · (Above: A class at Lone Star College. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) Right now, just three community colleges in the state of Texas are allowed to offer four-year bachelor’s degrees. Houston’s Lone Star College is not one of them, but wants to be. Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Steve Head argues allowing schools like […]

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Community Colleges Offering 4-Year Degrees, and Mystery Author Philip Kerr: Thursday’s Show (April 13, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: A class at Lone Star College. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) Right now, just three community colleges in the state of Texas are allowed to offer four-year bachelor’s degrees. Houston’s Lone Star College is not one of them, but wants to be. Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Steve Head argues allowing schools like […]

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Houston Production of ‘Doubt’ Examines an Uncertain World

Posted on · Lone Star College-CyFair’s drama department presents John Patrick Shanley’s play Doubt, A Parable from March 27 to April 12. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play was written just a decade ago but is set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964. It explores what happens when a nun, without direct evidence, suspects a […]

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Houston Educators Encouraging More Students to Go Into Trades

Posted on · We talk with Dr. Stephen Head, the Chancellor of Lone Star College, and Peter Beard, the Senior Vice President of Regional Workforce Development at the Greater Houston Partnership, about their efforts to encourage and train students for careers in trades amid a workforce skill gap.

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No Child Left Behind, Food Insecurity and the Bicycle Museum: Tuesday’s show (February 24, 2015)

Posted on · Last month, the U.S. Department of Education rejected the Lone Star State’s new educator evaluation system. Texas must create an evaluation system that meets federal guidelines if the state wants to keep its No Child Left Behind waiver. Texas education officials have until March 31 to submit a new set of guidelines. Those proposed revisions come […]

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Racial Opportunity Divide, Political Roundtable, and Houston Dynamo: Houston Matters for Monday, August 25, 2014

Posted on · For the last two weeks, the nation has watched events transpire in Ferguson, Missouri. Nightly protests, occasional looting, and a general mistrust of the police by members of the community, have all been spurred by the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a Ferguson police officer. But as we’ve learned in the two weeks […]

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Retiring Lone Star College Chancellor Discusses the Challenges Community Colleges Face

Posted on · Lone Star College‘s retiring chancellor, Dr. Richard Carpenter, joins Houston Matters to discuss his career in higher education and the challenges community colleges face. Dr. Carpenter became the youngest college president in the country when, at age 29, he became president of Somerset Community College in Kentucky. Since then his career in education took him to Minnesota, California, Alabama, […]