Houston Matters

Full Show: Texas Public School Funding, And The Year In Education (Dec. 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss proposed recommendations for comprehensive school funding reform, by the year 2050 the over-65 population will more than triple. We discuss the challenges facing the state and Houston. Also, we review the complicated year in education with News 88-7’s Laura Isensee, and we treat you to our version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

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Bill Would Toughen Penalties for Improper Teacher-Student Relationships

Posted on · Texas Sen. Paul Bettencourt introduced SB 7 that passed unanimously in the Senate (March 7, 2017). The proposed bill toughens penalties for educator misconduct in Texas — specifically to crack down on improper student-teacher relationships. It’s been a topic of interest for some lawmakers and educators for a number of years now. How big is […]

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Whole Woman’s Health Clinic Reopens, and Improper Teacher-Student Relationship: Thursday’s Show (May 11, 2017)

Posted on · It’s been nearly a year (June 27, 2016)) since the US Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion. The clinic at the center of the case in Austin is reopening to patients for the first time in three years, the first to do so since Texas’ House Bill 2 forced […]

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Bettencourt Pushes For Crackdown On Sexual Misconduct By Teachers

Posted on · The state senator has pre-filed a bill that would criminalize “passing the trash,” the practice of transferring problem teachers or administrators to other school districts. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick says passing the bill is one of his top priorities for 2017.