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HISD Fills Out its Apollo-20 Schools

Posted on · Eleven HISD elementary schools will be added to the Apollo-20 turnaround initiative. The program began last fall at nine middle and high schools. It involves several key strategies to help struggling schools improve. Rod Rice has more.

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Magnet Schools Face Uncertain Future

Posted on · Some parents of children who attend HISD magnet schools will get a chance to speak their mind tonight. The district is holding town hall meetings to talk with parents about the future of those programs. A new report by an independent consultant found a number of problems with the magnet schools and recommends many of them be terminated. Bill Stamps has more.

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Superintendents Meet in Austin

Posted on · School superintendents from across Texas are meeting in Austin. They're urging the legislature to make public education the highest priority as it addresses the state budget. Ed Mayberry reports.

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Educators and Parents Meet About Budget Cuts

Posted on · As the 82nd Texas Legislature begins dealing with a huge budget deficit, school districts in the state face record spending cuts. Area school officials and parents met at HISD's headquarters this morning to grasp the scope of the legislative problem as lawmakers begin the budget cutting process. Rod Rice reports.

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HISD Could Consider Closing Dozens of School

Posted on · The Houston School District floats an idea that could mean the closure of dozens of campuses that don't have enough students. As Jack Williams reports, although only a vague option right now, the move could save HISD millions of dollars.

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Call for Education Reform

Posted on · The state's leading business and chamber association says higher education reform is critical to continued prosperity in Texas. The Texas Association of Business says in less than 10 years over half of all new jobs will require at least some college education. Pat Hernandez has more.

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HISD Trustees Set To Vote On Creating All-Boys School

Posted on · One month after the Houston Independent School District approved creating its first "all girls" school, the board is set to do the same for boys. This afternoon, trustees will vote on a proposal to open an all-male college prep academy. David Pitman has more.

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Education Conference Comes to Houston

Posted on · A three day conference on the education of children is taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Organizers say the goal is to bring bright minds together in order to solve the problems facing our education system. Bill Stamps has more.

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HISD To Hold Public Meeting On Proposed All-Girls School

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District will hold a public meeting this evening to talk about the possibility of opening the district's first all-girls school. Houston already has an all-boys charter school and Ryan Middle School divides classes by gender. But, as David Pitman reports, this would be the first single-gender school under the umbrella of HISD.

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School Launches New Three-Year Degree

Posted on · Some Texas university students can get their degrees a little quicker under a new program designed to save them thousands of dollars in tuition and expenses. The state could also save money, as KUHF's Gail Delaughter reports.

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Higher Ed. Board Proposes Change For University, CC Funding

Posted on · There could be a change coming in the way public universities and community colleges in Texas are funded. The state Higher Education Coordinating Board is backing a plan that would put a greater emphasis on performance in order for schools to receive a part of their base funding. David Pitman explains.

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Universal Breakfast Works Best in Classrooms

Posted on · An increasing number of school districts in the greater Houston area are providing universal breakfasts for students. Although it is free for all kids regardless of family income, the majority of students opt not to take advantage of the complimentary meal. But this changes in schools that offer breakfast in the classroom. Wendy Siegle has more.