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Full Show: School Grades, And Lessons From Tropical Storm Allison (Aug. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: HISD schools get their report cards from the TEA -- and so does the health of Galveston Bay. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison affected our region. And author Kevin Kwan discusses his book Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture.

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HISD Cheating Scandal: One School Cleared, Another Under Investigation

Posted on · Earlier this month, internal HISD auditors confirmed the now-fired principal of Westbury High School ordered failing grades in a reading class to be raised to a B. Jason Catchings is appealing the dismissal. (His attorney told Fox 26 that Catchings was operating under orders from a superior, and then told the Houston Chronicle the changes were intended to […]

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What Do the Latest Children At Risk School Rankings Tell Us?

Posted on · Since 2006, the school ranking system developed by Children at Risk has highlighted the successes and need for improvement of public schools. Each year they rank all eligible public elementary, middle, and high schools in the state of Texas. The idea behind the school rankings is to be an accessible guide for parents, educators, and […]

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Lt. Governor Debate Preview, School Grades & House Concerts: Houston Matters for Thurs., May 1, 2014

Posted on · Each year, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk publishes a report ranking public schools in Greater Houston, and across Texas. Their goal: to identify which schools are succeeding, and which are struggling, as a way to encourage parents, teachers, and the community at large to discuss ways to improve public education. The 2014 numbers were […]