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A New School Year Begins with New Superintendent, Auditor Lawsuit and Campus Carry

Posted on · A new school year begins Aug. 22, 2016, for many school districts in Greater Houston, including HISD. To discuss some of the major issues facing Houston schools heading into the new year, we talk with Laura Isensee, News 88.7’s education reporter. We discuss new leadership at HISD, with Richard Carranza likely becoming the new superintendent. […]

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Renaming Schools and Transgender Bathroom Guidelines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the HISD board voting on new names for seven schools (many of which replace names of figures with ties to the Confederacy); to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wanting a superintendent to resign after he helped sanction restroom guidelines for transgender students: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week includes: […]

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Should Houston Schools Named After Confederate Figures Change Their Names?

Posted on · Earlier this year, HISD unveiled new mascots at four district schools, as part of a policy banning mascots deemed culturally offensive. But it’s not just mascots that can offend some Houstonians. Some question whether schools here should be named after figures from Confederate history – examples include Lee High School, named after General Robert E. Lee. […]

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Confederate Names and Symbols and Your Dental Questions: Houston Matters for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this year, HISD unveiled new mascots at four district schools, as part of a policy banning mascots deemed culturally offensive. But it’s not just mascots that can offend some Houstonians. Some question whether schools here should be named after figures from Confederate history – examples include Lee High School, named after General Robert E. […]