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Why The Houston School Board Refused To Ban Suspensions

Posted on · During a school board meeting last Thursday (Nov. 12, 2015), HISD board members refused to ban suspensions of pre-K through second grade students. We learn why from News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee. Then, we talk with Morgan Craven, Director of the “School-to-Prison Pipeline Project” for the non-profit social justice group Texas Appleseed, which put out a […]

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North Forest part 2

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Just 66 percent of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge with […]