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Border Refugees, Response & Security: Houston Matters for Monday, July 14, 2014

Posted on · Since October, more than 52,000 undocumented children have come into the U.S. Most of these children are from Central America, and many of them arrived unaccompanied by adults. The local response here in Greater Houston has been mixed. Organizations like Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are asking for donations, foster care parents, and […]

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Houston-Area Students to Participate in Texas History Day Competition

Posted on · Over a thousand Texas students are heading to Austin this weekend to show off their knowledge in a state-level history fair. It's part of Texas History Day, a yearlong education program that leads up to this weekend's event. Students will present projects through papers, performances, documentaries and exhibits in hopes of moving on to the […]

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Houston Chamber Choir Event Gives Young Voices A Chance to Be Heard

Posted on · For the last 15 years, the Houston Chamber Choir has been hosting a school choral evening. The idea being an opportunity to hear the future voices of the Chamber Choir itself, but also to give these kids another platform to sing to the general public. This year features Flos Cantuum from St. Theresa's Catholic School […]

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Students Give Own Take on ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech at Annual Competition

Posted on · Each year, elementary students in Houston and Dallas are invited to give their own interpretations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competitions, sponsored by the law firm Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. We hear learn about the competition and hear some of […]

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Are High-Stakes Tests Pushing Teachers to Cheat?

Posted on · The investigation continues into the possibility of teachers cheating on state exams at two HISD elementary schools. KUHF education reporter Laura Isensee has been following this developing story, and she’ll have an update for us. We’ll also talk with Dawn Westfall, who’s written about “high stakes” testing that may unintentionally incentivize cheating among teachers. We’ll […]