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Houston Matters

HISD under new management (June 12, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The first days of Houston’s public schools under new management have been dramatic. We assess the opening days of a new era for Houston ISD.

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Teachers union reacts to new HISD leadership (June 2, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Now that we know who is going to lead Houston ISD under the state takeover, how is it sitting with area educators? We get reaction from the Houston Federation of Teachers to a new superintendent and new board of managers running the district.

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Education

Considering race, class and power in Texas Education Agency’s takeover of Houston Independent School District

Posted on · The Texas Education Agency is seizing control of the largest school district in the state. For both supporters and opponents of the takeover, race and class plays an undeniable central role in the move.

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Education

Texas Education Agency announces takeover of the Houston Independent School District

Posted on · The state-appointed managers will hold immense power. They can control the budget, school closures, collaborations with charter networks, policies around curriculum and library books, as well as hiring or firing the superintendent, among other important decisions. 

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