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Perry: Money is not Worth It

Posted on · Governor Rick Perry says Texas will not be competing for up to 700-million dollars in federal stimulus money for education. He says the money is not worth it. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Inner City Kids Meet Outdoor Life

Posted on · In the urban sprawl of Houston it can be hard for kids to connect with nature. That's why the legacy land trust has a new program called No Child Left Inside. As Laurie Johnson reports — it's designed to give kids who might not otherwise have access to wildlife and forests the chance to experience wilderness settings firsthand.

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Students Crowd Toyota Center in Dream Tour ’09

Posted on · Earlier this week, thousands of screaming kids were inspired at a concert in downtown Houston. But they weren't there to hear music. They were there for math and science in the final stop of the "dream tour" presented by a former NASA astronaut. Pat Hernandez has more:

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HISD Students Top in Math

Posted on · There's good news for the Houston Independent School District. Fourth and eight graders scored as well or better on a national math test than students in other larger urban districts. HISD's new superintendent made the announcement. Bill Stamps has more.

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Houston Football Legend Teaches Finance to Students

Posted on · What's more important — your GPA or your credit score? This discussion happened at a Galveston high school as students took part in what's called "Financial Football." The guest was Hall of Famer and Houston legend Warren Moon. Bill Stamps has more.

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Local Programs Aim to Keep Kids in School

Posted on · Last month many HISD Administrators, including the new superintendent, hit the streets looking for students who had dropped out of school. It's become a cliché, but social service agencies believe staying in school really is the key to quality of life in adulthood. Bill Stamps reports on several programs that aim to do just that.

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High School Renovation a Boost to Neighborhood

Posted on · They're calling it the rebirth of Worthing. Houston School Board President Lawrence Marshall unveiled preliminary plans for renovation and a new classroom wing for Worthing High School in southeast Houston. Marshall says the 24 million dollar project will help to reinvigorate the community. Pat Hernandez has more.

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“Welcome Back” One Last Time

Posted on · It was the first day of school for about a half million Houston area students, including 200-thousand in the HISD. It also marked the last first day of school visits for Dr. Abe Saavedra, the outgoing Houston school superintendent. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Keeping Kids in School

Posted on · Twelve school districts will partner with the Harris County District Attorney's Office to fight truancy this school year. The Stay in School program helps thousands of students who skip school avoid charges. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Keeping Kids Safe During the School Year

Posted on · The start of school is just a few weeks away. As parents and children gear up, local authorities say they need to think about more than just clothes and backpacks. Bill Stamps reports on school safety.

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Dueling School Accountability Ratings

Posted on · Almost 90-percent of schools in the Houston Independent School District meet federal accountability standards. That's the good news. The bad news is the district does not. The outgoing HISD superintendent says the problem has to do with each state having a different federal standard. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Farewell to His Army of Educators

Posted on · Principals and administrators pack the auditorium at Chavez High school before the start of the new school year. It marks the last time they'll hear from Houston Independent School Superintendent Abe Saavedra before he leaves at the end of the month. It is a bittersweet departure as the district posted its best accountability ratings ever last week. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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HISD Gets High Marks

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District says its schools performed better this year than ever before. State ratings have just been released and HISD doubled its number of highly rated schools. Bill Stamps has more.

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Tuition Fund Deadline is Friday

Posted on · If your child is under a year old and you want to take advantage of this year's prices for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund you only have until tomorrow to sign up. The prepaid tuition is for schools that range from public community colleges to four-year state universities.