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KUHF Conversations: Brandi Brevard

Posted on · Houston ISD's Apollo 20 program comes under the national spotlight this evening. A new Frontline documentary, Dropout Nation, will take viewers through a semester at Sharpstown High School — a campus with one of the district's highest dropout rates. The school is one of 20 the district is focusing with its Apollo program to increase student success and graduation numbers. KUHF's David Pitman talked with Sharpstown High's campus improvement coordinator Brandi Brevard.

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Center Hosts Back-to-School Health Fair

Posted on · With the back to school season nearly upon us, families across Houston are diving into their annual preparations for the new school year. But these arrangements — including everything from school supplies to dental check ups — can quickly become a burden for low income families. That’s where El Centro de Corazón comes in.

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Local Organization Helps Ivy League Dreams Come True

Posted on · The dream of an Ivy League or top-tier college education might seem out of reach for some low-income, high-performing students here in Houston, but one fledgling, volunteer-based organization is helping make some of those dreams come true. One man and a group of volunteers are building what they hope will be a way for many more top students to head off to elite schools.

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State Math Teachers Converge In Houston

Posted on · A conference for Texas math teachers is being held this week at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We've been hearing the warning bells on how American students are falling behind in math and science and how that could impact the country down the road.