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First Day Of STAAR Testing Canceled For Thousands Of Students Experiencing Technical Issues Across Texas

Posted on · Texas officials mandated that students take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness in person this year at monitored test sites, although millions of students are still learning remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Ideal Qualities For HISD’s Next Superintendent (March 25, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The ideal qualities HISD's next superintendent should possess, and with the closing of the River Oaks Theatre how can Houston better preserve its treasured cultural institutions?

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Full Show: Student Voices On School Safety, And New ‘Right-To-Try’ Law (June 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Student activists want their voices heard in a new school safety committee. We learn about some errors on recent STAAR tests. We discuss new federal legislation giving terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers questions about your pets. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Opting Out of the STAAR Test: What Are the Consequences?

Posted on · HISD says students who miss the STAAR test this year because their parents choose to have them opt out will not be disciplined. Nevertheless, will a growing opt-out movement make any difference in the purpose, value and impact of the annual standardized test? To find out, Paige Phelps talked with school psychologist Sarah Becker and […]