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A tough start to the school year, and actor Jason Lee’s photos of Galveston (Feb. 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The cumulative effect of COVID, teacher burnout, faculty and staff shortages, and political pressure on public education, and a conversation with actor Jason Lee about his new book of photography of Galveston.

In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas. As schools reopen around the country, their ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand is about to be put to the test.

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How Do We Protect The Mental Health And Safety Of Children Going Back To School During A COVID Surge?

Posted on · How are local schools preparing for the school year? What’s going on with several Texas school districts, including HISD, defying the Governor’s ban on mask mandates? And what does the medical community recommend?

Kindergarten teacher Ginger Bolen teaches a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning at Boone Elementary School in South Austin.

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Teacher’s Appreciation Week Highlights Those Who Impact Our Lives And Our Children’s Lives

Posted on · Teacher Appreciation Week began on Monday, May 3, and ends on Friday, May 7th. Parents, students, and alumni are encouraged to reach out to teachers to express their thanks and appreciation.

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Teachers Union Weighs In On COVID-19 School Closures (Oct. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Houston Federation of Teachers weighs in on recent HISD school closures due to COVID-19, our weekly political roundup, how first responders are dealing with the pandemic, and a new opera involves competitive bird calling.

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Thursday’s Show: Life After We Flatten The Curve, And A Homeowners Association Controversy In Sharpstown (April 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: What life might look like after we flatten the COVID-19 curve, how the pandemic is affecting teachers, a homeowners association controversy in Sharpstown, and a paramedic helping with the pandemic.

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Full Show: Preparing For Hurricane Season, And Issues Facing Texas Teachers (May 31, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Property appraisals are returning to pre-Harvey levels for some homeowners. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discusses hurricane preparedness. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman.

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