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Montessori Education in Houston

Posted on · This week, President Obama will sign the much-anticipated new stimulus bill, which includes billions of dollars for education. For the group of Montessori educators who met in Houston this weekend, the changes may need to go deeper than dollars and cents. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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HISD Principal Says Goodbye After Fifty Years

Posted on · The school year doesn't officially end until May, but for one HISD employee today really was the last day of school. Billy Joe Johnson is retiring after fifty years with the district. Bill Stamps talked with her about her career that spanned five decades.

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HISD Teachers Get Record Bonuses

Posted on · Houston school district officials credit higher student performance district-wide for the record-breaking bonuses going out to teachers and staff members today. Jim Bell reports.

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HISD Reaches Out to Parents

Posted on · In an ongoing effort to better communicate with parents and the community — HISD is holding a series of informational meetings on district programs and initiatives. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Evolution Debate Goes On

Posted on · The debate over how science should be taught in Texas public schools goes on. Both sides in the battle over teaching the theory of evolution make their case to the State Board of Education again tomorrow. Jim Bell reports.

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Drumline in Miniature

Posted on · The Shadydale Drum Corps in HISD is considered one of the best in the city. The drummers frequently win competitions and just took home first place in San Antonio's regional meet. And as Laurie Johnson reports, the Drum Corps has a special reason to brag about their accomplishment.

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Schools Could Be Feeding More Students

Posted on · Only 25 percent of eligible kids in Harris County get free or reduced meals at school. Rod Rice reports that an advocacy group says that's because too few school districts offer universal breakfast and lunches.

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HISD Headmaster’s Future in Question

Posted on · Supporters rally around Houston School District Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Saavedra as the school board decides whether his performance warrants renewal of his contract. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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John Rudley Sworn in as TSU President

Posted on · John Rudley is inaugurated as the new president of Texas Southern University. Held an enthusiastic crowd on campus that changes are happening that will return the institution to prominence. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Texas Gets Middle Marks on School Standards

Posted on · More than a decade ago the American Federation of Teachers began an examination of the states' teaching standards. This year's report is out and Texas falls roughly in the middle. The State's math and science standards got high marks, but social studies and English need work.