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.
Posted on · The population loss in Galveston means there are to many schools for fewer students and that will lead to some difficult decision in the coming weeks. Rod Rice reports.
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.
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.
Posted on · Has college tuition in Texas gone up too much? Some state lawmakers say yes. They've proposed new laws that would prevent state schools from raising tuition for the next two years. Bill Stamps has more.
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.
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.
Posted on · People across Texas are testifying to lawmakers about the state's public school accountability system. A legislative committee came to Houston to hear what people in this area suggest should be done to improve accountability standards. Laurie Johnson has more.
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.
Posted on · Houston ISD parents now have a new way to find out how much progress is made their children's school. As Rod Rice reports, HISD is offering a color coded report card.
Posted on · The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering to teach kids how to fish, in a series of free workshops starting Saturday at Brazos Bend State Park. Houston Public Radio's Jim Bell has more.
Posted on · Former First Lady Barbara Bush was the guest of honor at a meeting for the Great Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Bush spoke to the group about promoting literacy. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson has more.
Posted on · The Houston School District is hiring people to be teachers through the Alternative Certification Program. This is the program that brings people into education from other career fields, as Houston Public Radio's Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · Students at the University of Houston are interviewing veterans. The interviews will be archived in the Library of Congress. It's part of a national program to preserve the stories and experiences of war veterans. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.