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The Challenges of Teaching Harris County’s Special Populations

Posted on · The Harris County Department of Education recently hired Darlene Breaux as its new director of special populations for their teaching and learning center. “Special populations” is a term that covers a range of different needs students have. It can be kids for whom English is a second language, children with dyslexia, those who are gifted and talented, kids […]

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Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs Kids

Posted on · Eddie Goldsberry is a CPA and Beth Owens works with personal trusts at Bank of Texas. What do they both have in common? Well, they’ve tailored their practices to help families with special-needs children. They aim to help families find the right products, services and legal help to facilitate long-term financial planning– something they say not […]

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School Rankings, and Affordable Housing: Monday’s Show (June 6, 2016)

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 2016 report is […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Oct. 3, 2013

Posted on · We have a complex relationship, at times, with what books we use, and how we use them, in public education here in Texas.  We have been at the center of controversy over the language and information presented in Texas classroom textbooks, most notably, back in 2009, new standards were created to include critical statements about […]