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United Effort To Stop Bullying In Schools

Posted on · They stood up to let the world know they won't tolerate bullying in their schools. Some schools in the HISD took part in a nationwide effort today to bring awareness to the problem and bring people together to respond to it.

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Black Community Leaders Troubled By School Incidents

Posted on · In the wake of all the protests over the Trayvon Martin shooting some people have criticized black community leaders and politicians for taking a stand in the Florida case while ignoring issues of violence and unlawful behavior that take place their communities everyday. But with the just released video of a fight at Thurgood Marshall High school in Fort Bend county, some leaders here in Houston say enough is enough and are calling for change at home.

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Does Dual Language Work?

Posted on · Selecting the perfect school for your child can be like an alphabet soup of choice: charter, zoned, magnet, Vanguard. Even amongst magnets, there's the choice of science and math, music or dual language. Dual language is the magnet choice that’s becoming more popular with parents.

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Houston’s Best Schools Recognized

Posted on · The Houston nonprofit group Children at Risk has released its annual list of top schools. Many of the schools named make the list every year, but there were some that were recognized for the first time.

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School Access

Posted on · A new report suggests there's a real correlation between zoning laws and the access to a high quality public school education.

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HISD: Some Vocational Classes Cut, Others Improved

Posted on · Twenty years ago, when high school students needed to call their parents from school, they had to go to a pay phone. So many things have changed over the years. Now, even vocational classes like home economics or auto shop have changed.  Some classes are being improved while others are being eliminated all together.

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Local Program Making A Difference With Children

Posted on · The United Way is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a program it believes is changing lives. The Bright Beginnings early education program focuses on providing the right learning environment for infants to children five years of age. Some experts in the field believe the program should be a model for others to emulate.

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STAAR Comes to HISD

Posted on · It's a big week for students in the Houston Independent School District. Students are taking the new STAAR test which stands for State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness. Bill Stamps tells how the new test is different than TAKS, which the state is phasing out.

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Texans Rally Over School Funding

Posted on · A rally is planned in Austin tomorrow to draw attention to additional proposed cuts to school funding.  The Save Texas Schools organization is busing in people from all over Texas to rally on the steps of the State Capitol.

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HISD Says No Pink Slime at School

Posted on · HISD says you won't find any pink slime in the beef it serves to students each day. 'Pink slime' is the nickname for a food additive that's used in the fast food industry and approved by U.S Department of Agriculture.