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Examining The State Of Education In Houston

Posted on · News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee updates Houston Matters on the process of improving several failing schools in the Houston Independent School District, about turnover and contention in the district's top leadership, and allegations of bullying against the superintendent of Katy ISD.

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Full Show: Mayor’s New Commission To End Gun Violence, And Public Education Leadership Dilemma (March 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Mayor Turner's new commission to end gun violence and we learn what continuity of leadership – or the lack thereof – can have on public education. Then, writer Aminatta Forna discusses her latest novel, ‘Happiness.’ And Jeff Balke gives us an overview of Houston sports.

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Full Show: A Conversation With HISD’s Richard Carranza, And Happy Houston (March 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We hear from outgoing HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. Then, we offer you another chance to share the good news in your life. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the week's news. And we talk with one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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Full Show: Carranza Leaving HISD, And Primary Election Day (March 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Superintendent Richard Carranza is leaving HISD. We recap what's at stake on Primary Election Day. We discuss school safety in Greater Houston. And Stephanie Wittels Wachs talks about her new memoir.

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Full Show: Houston Time-Savers, And War-Toys (Feb. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss ways to save time in Houston and welcome your time-saving tips. Our non-experts break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And a photo exhibit uses some unusual methods to show the plight of children in war zones.