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Does Athletic Success Come at the Expense of Academic Success?

Posted on · It’s Election Day, and in Katy voters will cast their ballots on a nearly $750 million bond. The funds would go to six new schools, and campus renovations, as well as a new football stadium. It’s the largest debt request to appear on any Texas ballot this fall. With the Katy bond in mind, we […]

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Election Day, School Funding, and Evolution of a Criminal: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Posted on · It’s Election Day! Polls are now open across Greater Houston, as voters cast ballots for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and a number of other statewide offices, as well as for District Attorney in Harris County. There are also ballot initiatives, including Proposition 1, calling for money from the state’s rainy day fund to be diverted to […]

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TEA Commissioner Discusses the State of Public Education in Texas

Posted on · For the last two years, Michael Williams has served as the Commissioner of Education, heading up the Texas Education Agency. The TEA oversees public education for more than five million pre-K through high school students in Texas public and charter schools. The TEA also supports the State Board of Education in the development of statewide curriculum, and the process of […]