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Opinion: Critical race theory is already in schools. It's

(2 days ago) 13 hours ago · Texas schools are awash in CRT, or the same thinking that drives it anyway, despite the Legislature’s best efforts to ban its teaching in …

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School report card databases

(8 days ago) The state rankings are based on 4,188 elementary schools, 1,670 middle schools and 1,159 high schools. Type in a specific school’s name, or search by county, school district or ZIP code.

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The top 15 best public high schools in the Houston area

(Just Now) Public high schools in the Katy ISD, which was named the best school district in the Houston area and the 13th-best district in the state, ranked lower than ones in the Houston ISD with Seven

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Texas politics: Trump-era rancor spills into school board

(8 days ago) 2 days ago · Education experts and those opposed to the bills retort that critical race theory isn’t taught in Texas schools anyway. But the legislation is a rallying cry for foes of critical race theory.

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Hold the candy: Schools drop Halloween, Valentine's Day

(6 days ago) Hold the candy: Schools drop Halloween, Valentine's Day. Oct. 14, 2021. EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No little ghosts or goblins this year at elementary schools in East Lansing. Valentine's Day

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COVID cases rise as school districts across Houston area

(4 days ago) The district, made up of more than 35,000 students at 43 schools, reported 253 active cases Friday. Of the 208 active student cases, nearly half are in elementary schools and the district’s pre

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What you need to know about book bans in Houston …

(9 days ago) SCHOOLS: The top 15 best school districts in the Houston area, ranked. Commonly challenged books. The American Library Association, which hosted Banned Books Week last week, said some books and

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The full list of Houston-area school closures due to

(Just Now) All schools and campuses will be closed Tuesday but students and staff will switch to remote learning. Waller ISD. The district is dismissing schools early on Tuesday: Waller High School will

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COVID spread remains minimal in Texas schools despite

(1 days ago) COVID spread remains minimal in Texas schools despite state surge. Third-grader Logan Sapp (right) wears a Texas flag-inspired mask in class on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Students at Pearce

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Georgia county's schools raise $360K yearly for heart health

(5 days ago) Many schools plan educational weeks where lessons focus on heart-healthy tips, and then in the following weeks, they hold pay-to-play activities. This means that students may enter a jump rope

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Tomlinson: When it comes to value for money, Texas

(9 days ago) Texas schools offer a return on investment that rates a C+ when compared to universities in other states. Rice University ranked highest in Texas with a score of 73.07 on a 100-point scale. The

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Seattle schools suspending over 100 bus routes

(5 days ago) SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is suspending 142 school bus routes beginning Monday. District officials said the cuts are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and because

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Texas high school football scores: Oct. 14

(3 days ago) 2 days ago · Conroe quarterback Clayton Garlock, middle, reacts in celebration of their 41-35 win over Grand Oaks between Brock Ireland (12) and Douglas Calderon (49) …

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Texas school districts grapple with how to enforce mask

(2 days ago) Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, elementary school student line up to enter school for the first day of classes in Richardson, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.

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Thumbs: Are there 2 sides to the Holocaust

(9 days ago) 1 day ago · Only in Texas schools. Thumbs: Are there 2 sides to the Holocaust? Only in Texas schools. This undated photo made available by Blue Origin in October 2021 shows, from left, Chris Boshuizen

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Children At Risk rankings: Consistency rewarded in school

(9 days ago) Children At Risk traditionally calculates annual rankings and grades for all Texas public schools, primarily relying on state standardized math and …

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Hail, Mary! High school's halftime show is a drag pageant

(6 days ago) Hail, Mary! High school's halftime show is a drag pageant. 1 of 6 In this photo provided by Fritz Senftleber, people participate in the “drag ball" halftime show at …

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As cases of COVID variant rise, parents, teachers worry

(8 days ago) “Some schools have used this to go to a four-day school week in-person, with a fifth day remote, knowing that enough minutes were reached in the four days,” said Ward.

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Are mask mandates actually helping Houston schools slow

(3 days ago) Schools with face covering requirements may be implementing other mitigation strategies, which clouds the data, she said. And other factors contribute to …

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Spring Branch ISD bans graphic novel after parent's

(7 days ago) Spring Branch ISD this week banned a children’s graphic novel that features a transgender character from all of its elementary school

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New York public schools to end gifted and talented program

(Just Now) “Two-thirds of a century after the Supreme Court said that segregated schools are ‘inherently unequal’ New York is a national epicenter of racial segregation in …

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Opinion: Texas teachers, speak up for a rigorous history

(6 days ago) Opinion: Texas teachers, speak up for a rigorous history curriculum. The teachers I lead are weary. Texas lawmakers were recently in Austin for the third round of debate on how schools should

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White enrollment inches up in HISD

(6 days ago) One factor is the influence of charter schools, including a Houston ISD-sponsored online campus attracting growing numbers of white families from across Texas. The 983 white families enrolled in

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Here's why closing schools is the responsible way to stop

(8 days ago) But evidence suggests closing schools was helpful in containing the 1918 influenza pandemic. Researchers found that cities such as New York that were quick to close schools, limit business hours

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COVID outbreaks in rural Texas districts signal a troubled

(8 days ago) COVID outbreaks in rural Texas districts signal a troubled back-to-school season. Students and parents gather outside the Governor's Mansion to urge Gov. Greg Abbott to drop his opposition to

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New TEA rules allow limited remote instruction for

(9 days ago) Schools may offer up to 20 days of remote instruction for students who are sick with COVID-19, the Texas Education Agency announced Thursday, offering school districts across the state some much

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See which Houston-area schools are reopening after

(3 days ago) Galveston ISD elementary schools closed at 11:30 a.m. Monday and middle and high schools closed at 12:15 p.m. The district was closed Tuesday. Goose Creek CISD canceled all after-school activities

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Grenita Lathan to leave Houston ISD, ending three-year run

(3 days ago) Springfield Public Schools serves about 23,500 students in southwestern Missouri. Lathan said she was contacted by Springfield’s recruiters before HISD’s board opted to open a nationwide search.

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HISD started desegregating 60 years ago. The legacy lives

(6 days ago) When the time finally arrived in 1960 to begin integrating Houston ISD schools, a landmark victory for the city’s Black residents after years of …

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Houston ISD: There will be consequences for students

(4 days ago) All schools in the district also will have a “student health isolation pod” where students with symptoms of communicable diseases will be isolated. The spaces must be separate from the school

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Houston ISD policy was to shut down school after one

(6 days ago) Now, schools will shutter for a deep cleaning if there are two or more confirmed cases of the new coronavirus reported on a campus, the district said in a news release sent late Wednesday, a day

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Battle over religion in public schools waged in one of

(8 days ago) Screenshot via McKinney schools video. McKINNEY - Public school officials in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities are being accused of violating the separation of church and state. The

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Influx of Central American children poses challenges for

(1 days ago) Influx of Central American children poses challenges for schools. 1 of 4 Patricia Salazar, came to the United States from Honduras eight years ago to seek a better future for her children, Linneth

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Will magnet schools survive the HISD budget crisis

(6 days ago) In most cases, these schools became very successful vocational career centers and college preparatory programs. Over the years, though, magnets have been criticized for siphoning money from

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School districts seeing rise in poor students

(7 days ago) The Obama administration has called for providing $1 billion more a year to schools with low-income students and for boosting pre-kindergarten, which many low-income students have limited access

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UNDERFUNDED, Part 1: 2020's racial reckoning

(Just Now) The two schools were designed by the Texas Legislature to be Black versions of the state’s flagships Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively.

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Closing schools in Texas was the right move [Editorial]

(6 days ago) Closing schools statewide will help keep the state’s 5.1 million public school students safe, as well as reduce the risk that they might unknowingly infect teachers, family members and friends.

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Despite challenges, dual-language programs growing

(1 days ago) A growing number of schools also offer one-way dual-language programs, with only Spanish speakers who continue to learn partly in their native language. Martinez, a veteran teacher at Twain

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Texas tells ISDs to follow guidance boosting private

(4 days ago) Texas public schools, which take in tens of billions of dollars annually, typically provide a relatively meager amount of money — about $13.2 million in …

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Houston coronavirus updates: Oct. 20

(3 days ago) 10:19 a.m. Humble ISD has 95 active COVID-19 cases, and 68 are clustered in the district’s six high schools. (The other 23 cases are spread out between the district’s 29 elementary schools and

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Fixing Texas' failing education system is critical for

(3 days ago) Schools that offer high school courses that qualify for college credit also produced more successful students. These well-known truths, …

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Houston-area schools lose contact with thousands of

(3 days ago) Thousands of Houston-area students lose contact with schools during pandemic shutdown. Principal Wendy Patterson and Angela Randall, assistant principal, of Roosevelt-Wilson Elementary in Texas

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Wheatley failure puts HISD on path to takeover despite

(7 days ago) High marks for high schools. Wheatley’s failing grade was an outlier among HISD’s high schools, which anchored the district’s improved academic rating in …

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Two Houston universities opened in 1927. One exploded in

(6 days ago) Texas Southern University and the University of Houston have been close neighbors since they launched in the same year nearly a century ago. They both started in 1927 as night schools — one for

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Florida A&M to join SWAC in 2021

(4 days ago) With Florida A&M set to become the newest member of the SWAC on July 1, 2021, league membership will grow to 11 schools. According to SWAC commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland, the league hit the

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The AAC will be aggressive in pursuit of Big 12 leftovers

(9 days ago) Back in summer 2016, schools from the so-called Group of Five lined up to make elaborate pitches to join the Big 12. For three months, the University of Houston was among the reported favorites

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