December 9, 2013 5:50 am
Students Lend Their Voice To Change At North Forest
Earlier this year the Texas Education Commissioner took the dramatic and rare step to close down an entire school district here in the Houston area. It was driven by years of poor academics and financial problems. So this year North Forest schools and students became part of the Houston Independent School District.
December 6, 2013 5:30 am
Education Conference To Focus On Reform, Collaboration
This weekend hundreds of teachers, parents and school administrators are meeting at an education summit. It's hosted by two major education groups here in Houston.
December 4, 2013 4:25 pm
Attorney Says Sharpstown High School Principal Will Be Vindicated
The Sharpstown High School principal, who was arrested last month and charged with failure to report sex abuse in his school, appeared in court. His attorney says the administrator will be vindicated.
December 3, 2013 11:43 am
Harmony Charter Schools Expand Outside Texas
More than a decade ago Turkish born immigrants founded a science and math themed charter school here in Houston. It's become the largest charter school network in Texas. And now it's growing even more.
December 3, 2013 5:30 am
US Students Lag Peers In Other Countries In Math
Every three years high school students around the world take the same standardized test. It’s known as the PISA. Today the latest results are being released.
November 29, 2013 3:25 pm
United Way Reading Rally Challenges Students To Read 20 Books By March
Students may be out of school for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. But educators say that shouldn't stop them from practicing their reading skills.
November 27, 2013 10:36 am
Parents Question Investigation Into Cheating At Jefferson Elementary
Earlier this month the Houston Independent School District announced it was looking into possible cheating at two elementary schools. Last night parents from one of those schools, Jefferson Elementary, gathered at a town hall meeting. They came with questions and concerns.
November 27, 2013 6:30 am
How One High School Counselor Advises Undocumented Students For College
For high school seniors, the season for college applications is getting into full swing. At one high school here in Southwest Houston, counselors are making sure students apply — including some students with special circumstances.
November 26, 2013 11:53 pm
Attorney: Accused Sharpstown Principal Did Report Alleged Abuse
Last week, the principal from Sharpstown High School was arrested and accused of not reporting alleged abuse involving a teacher and a student. The principal’s attorney says the opposite happened.
November 25, 2013 5:44 am
Experts Say Test Scores Raise Red Flag In HISD Cheating Investigation
The Houston Independent School District recently announced that outside investigators are examining possible cheating on high stakes tests at two elementary schools. The investigation is ongoing. But experts say recent test scores indicate some red flags.
November 22, 2013 3:51 pm
DA: We Will Arrest People Who Don't Report Sexual Abuse Of A Child
The Harris County District Attorney's office says it's serious about prosecuting people who know about suspected sexual abuse but don't report it to authorities. The strong words today come after the arrest of a high school principal in Sharpstown for not contacting authorities after learning about alleged abuse involving a teacher and students.
November 20, 2013 4:47 pm
Texas Board of Education Revisits Debate Over Algebra II
As we've reported earlier this week, the State Board of Education is weighing what courses will count toward high school graduation. Today they heard different opinions when it comes to high school math.
November 19, 2013 5:53 pm
Judge Dismisses Claims Against HISD, Trustee Marshall In Bribery Lawsuit
A long-term lawsuit alleging bribery and a kickback scheme has come to a close for the Houston Independent School District and a longtime trustee.
November 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Where Do Mexican American Classes Fit In With Texas' New High School Graduation Plan?
As we reported earlier, the State Board of Education is trying to figure out the details for the new high school graduation requirements. One group here in Houston says more cultural classes need to be added to the list of options.
November 18, 2013 5:11 pm
Texas Board Of Education Grapples With 'Advanced' Courses For High School
Earlier this year, Texas lawmakers changed what classes students need in order to graduate from high school. Now the state Board of Education is trying to figure out the details — which will impact on students and schools here in Houston.
November 15, 2013 5:21 pm
Twenty HISD Teachers Reassigned Amid Investigation Into Test Cheating
The Houston school district has removed 20 teachers from their classrooms as part of a probe into cheating on standardized tests.
November 15, 2013 3:41 pm
Mars Rover Contest Deadline Today
Today is the deadline for school-age children to enter a unique contest that combines knowledge of science and artistic skills. The University of Houston's Mars Rover competition has been going for more than a decade.
November 15, 2013 10:29 am
St Thomas Wins Bid For HISD Property With $60 Million Offer
At its meeting last night, the board for the Houston Independent School District picked a winner in the bidding war for a prime piece of school real estate.
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