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Future Of Houston Charter Schools

Posted on · Charter schools are growing in number and popularity in the Houston area. But there are still a lot of misconceptions about charter schools — even in the education community — which is why the Harris County Department of Education invited charter school leaders to a forum for the first time.

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Keeping The Arts In School

Posted on · There's a lot of research that indicates students who receive arts education perform better in school than their peers who don't have access to the arts. But what happens when artists and teachers are facing more budget cuts than ever? Local arts organizations are working to fill the gaps.

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Some Residents Say School District Should Be Closed

Posted on · Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee recently held a news conference slamming the Texas Education Agency for its plans to close the struggling North Forest Independent School District after this school year. But some longtime residents of Northeast Houston disagree with the congresswoman. They say the district is doing a terrible job and has so for many years.

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Nonprofit Gives Students Supplies And A Future

Posted on · A local nonprofit group is accepting donations of schools supplies it plans to give to some of Houston's most disadvantaged students. But the group has a much larger goal in mind — they'd also like to give the students a brighter future.

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Rice And HISD Want Answers

Posted on · Rice University and the Houston Independent School District are teaming up to help close socioeconomic achievement gaps in Houston schools. The woman leading the group believes her own story is proof that students can climb hurdles, despite personal backgrounds.

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North Forest ISD Fights Closure

Posted on · As the new school year gets underway — one small district in the Northeast Houston area is still uncertain about its future. Officials in the North Forest Independent School District say they'll continue to appeal the state's proposal to shut the district down.

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Early Start For Apollo Schools

Posted on · A handful of schools in the Houston Independent School District said goodbye to summer. Today was the first day of instruction for schools that are part of the Apollo 20 program, designed to improve academics at struggling campuses.

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Using Pictures to Write a Story

Posted on · A group of kids being taught life's lessons through a camera, learn about life the hard way when their cameras are stolen.  A local company comes to the rescue with new cameras.

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Save Texas Schools

Posted on · With the dust settling on the 2011 legislative session, an effort has begun to restore education funding in 2013. It's lead by Save Texas Schools, a nonpartisan statewide volunteer coalition, whose goal is to educate lawmakers about the importance of maintaining funding for Texas public schools. Pat Hernandez has more.

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North Forest ISD To Fight District Closure

Posted on · Officials in the North Forest Independent School District say they plan to fight an order from the Texas Education Agency to close down next July. The decision will affect 75-hundred students, who will likely be merged into the Houston Independent School District. Pat Hernandez has more.