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Houston School Board Reverses Course, Reconsiders Suspension Ban

Posted on · For several months now, the Houston school board has grappled with how it disciplines its youngest students. After initially rejecting a proposed ban on suspensions, the board has reversed course, and — with a final vote next month — might ban suspensions after all. News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee explains. Then we revisit a conversation we […]

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Battles Over School Funding, Campus Carry and Grier Stepping down: The Year in Houston Education for 2015

Posted on · From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston […]

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Why The Houston School Board Refused To Ban Suspensions

Posted on · During a school board meeting last Thursday (Nov. 12, 2015), HISD board members refused to ban suspensions of pre-K through second grade students. We learn why from News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee. Then, we talk with Morgan Craven, Director of the “School-to-Prison Pipeline Project” for the non-profit social justice group Texas Appleseed, which put out a […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 8, 2013

Posted on · Major League Baseball this week suspended New York Yankees third baseman – and former Texas Ranger – Alex Rodriguez 211 games for his alleged repeated use of performance-enhancing drugs, and for obstructing baseball’s probe into the Biogenesis of America Anti-Aging Clinic. “A-Rod” continues to play and is appealing the suspension, while thirteen other players, including […]