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Examining The State Of Education In Houston

Posted on · News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee updates Houston Matters on the process of improving several failing schools in the Houston Independent School District, about turnover and contention in the district's top leadership, and allegations of bullying against the superintendent of Katy ISD.

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Full Show: A Conversation With HISD’s Richard Carranza, And Happy Houston (March 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We hear from outgoing HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. Then, we offer you another chance to share the good news in your life. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the week's news. And we talk with one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza: Friday’s Show (February 17, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017), HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza spoke at the annual State of the Schools Luncheon. He’s been at the helm of the district since last fall (2016). So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with him about his progress so far and the biggest issues facing public schools in Houston. […]

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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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Lone HISD Superintendent Finalist Shares His Thoughts on the Job and on Houston

Posted on · Late last month (July 27, 2016), HISD board trustees voted unanimously to name Richard Carranza as the lone finalist for superintendent. Carranza currently leads the San Francisco Unified School District in California. The vote comes ten months after longtime Superintendent Terry Grier announced his plans to retire this past winter. Under Texas law, the board […]