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New Survey Lists Colleges with Low Graduation Rates

Posted on · With a lot of focus put on high school graduation rates these days and the quality of education for younger students, a new survey is shifting the spotlight to college graduation rates and which schools aren't making the grade, including some here in Houston. Capella Tucker reports.

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School Starts Early for Students in HISD’s Apollo 20 Project

Posted on · While most kids are still enjoying what's left of their summer vacation, students at nine Houston-area schools are kicking off the academic year a week early. The schools are part of the Apollo 20 Initiative which aims to raise low-performing schools to new and improved heights. Wendy Siegle has more.

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Back to School Safety

Posted on · Some students in the Houston area returned to school today. Others will be starting back in the coming weeks. Crimestoppers is usually the people to call when you have information about a crime, but with school starting, they want to make sure parents talk to children about safety. Bill Stamps reports.

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HISD Middle School Dresses for Success

Posted on · Earlier this year we told you how Yates High School, known more for its state champion basketball team, changed its dress code in order to change the culture of the school. Well now, one of the worst performing schools in HISD is doing the same. Only as Bill Stamps reports, they're taking the dress code a step further.

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Second Chance Incentive

Posted on · Businesses that help high school drop-outs finish their education could benefit under a proposal from Texas Governor Rick Perry. He spells it out at a business in Northwest Houston. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Bringing Business Leadership to the Classroom

Posted on · While most kids are enjoying their summer vacation, some of their teachers are in school, learning to become principals. But the courses are not about assigning detention and choosing textbooks — they cover human capital, data analysis, and transformational change. From the KUHF Newslab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Houston Teachers Look to Externships for Help

Posted on · A group of Houston area teachers took a field trip to the Museum of Natural Science today. What's unique about that is they didn't take any students. The teachers are taking park in a summer externship program that seeks to make students more aware of jobs and careers by making their teachers more aware. Bill Stamps has more.

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A Safe End To The School Year

Posted on · Only days remain before school is out for the summer. Thanks to a nationally recognized program, added security will be in place at schools in the greater Houston area to ensure kids start their summer break safely. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Houston’s Top Public Schools

Posted on · A list of Houston's top public schools was put out today. The ranking was done by the group Children at Risk as well as the Houston Chronicle. Bill Stamps tells us what schools made the list.

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Do School Uniforms Work?

Posted on · Years ago you could look in most public school yearbooks and find someone who was voted best dressed. But how can you tell with a uniform dress code? Uniforms are believed to curb a number of problems and Bill Stamps tells us if it's working.

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Are Charter Schools Better?

Posted on · Charter schools have grown in popularity in recent years as parents look for ways to improve their child's educational experience. But just how much of a difference can a school make? A University of Houston professor researched the issue and has some interesting findings. Bill Stamps has more.

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Teach For America Gets An A

Posted on · Lt. Governor David Dewhurst paid a visit to a north Houston high school. Dewhurst was a guest teacher in the Teach for America program, a program that takes recent college graduates of all majors and gives them a teaching job in struggling schools. Bill Stamps has more.