Houston Matters

Study: HISD School Closings Displace Poor and Black Students

Posted on · A new report from Rice University took a closer look at the schools closed within the Houston Independent School District between 2003 and 2010. It says those closures disproportionately displaced poor and black students. The report also examined whether students from the closed schools transferred to high-performing or low-performing schools. To dig deeper into the […]

Arts InSight

Texas vs. the Federal Government, and School Closures: Wednesday’s Show (August 17, 2016)

Posted on · Texas has always had a bit of a contentious relationship with the federal government — especially lately. One report says that, since Pres. Obama took office in 2009, his administration has been sued by the state at least 43 times. One of the most recent lawsuits deals with transgender children and bathrooms in schools, and […]