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Educational Services Sector

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Longhorns Still Reeling In Party-School Rankings

    UT disappoints again​First they get dropped from the top spot by Playboy. Now the Princeton Review barely keeps them in the top 10. How is the University of Texas going to keep being known as a top Party School if it can't get no respect? The Princeton Review's various surveys of colleges ca ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Yet Another Piece Of Good News For TSU

    Photo courtesy TSUSheila Jackson Lee and TSU officials announce their big news​What's this? Good news two months in a row from TSU? The world spins crazily on its axis.Last month the embattled institution found out it had been taken off probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Neil Bush Wants Him Some Of That There Stimulus Money

    Love it, hate it, the federal stimulus money is coming and it's got to be spent on something.Why not Neil Bush?Bush, the wayward son of the Bush family (and that's saying something) is, of course, the guy behind Ignite!, the company that tries to get schools to buy its Schoolhouse Rock-like gadgetry ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    HISD: Too Big For Mere Texas Meetings

    The Texas Association of School Administrators is a high-powered organization of superintendents and other education bureaucrats. They recently held an important legislative conference in Austin, dealing with pressing issues like stimulus funds.Attendees got updates from key state senators and reps, ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    What A Relief: You Don't Have To Pee Your Pants To Pass A TAKS Test

    Photo by cliff1066Last week saw the first volley of TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) testing for public high schoolers. Crucial to the success of the mission was a ruling from State Education Commissioner Robert Scott that yes, bathroom breaks are allowed during the testing. The Texas ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Cost Cutting: Dan Patrick Says Drop Those Caps On Elementary Class Size

    Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the landmark Texas House Bill 72, Senator Dan Patrick has pre-filed a bill to amend it in several ways -- no, he's not touching No Pass, No Play -- but he is fiddling with the cap in place on the number of kids that schools can cram into their K-4th grade cla ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    D.A.R.E. Ain't What It Used To Be Around Houston

    D.A.R.E. was designed to keep a kid off drugs, but that's a tough feat without adequate funding. In the last five years, waning support from the state has forced some school districts to pull the plug on the program and forced others to downgrade considerably.  The Houston school district and t ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008
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    August 14, 2008
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    August 12, 2008
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    August 11, 2008
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    May 14, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Suffer the Children

    Carcinogen samples from local schools are off the charts

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    September 12, 2007
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    August 1, 2007
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    July 19, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    Homeless in Suburbia

    Michael Lyddon slept on this bench at night because he had nowhere else to go. According to elected officials in Fort Bend, though, he doesn't exist

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Opt In, Opt Out

    HISD continues to send students to CEP. Whether they go there, stay there or return successfully to their home school is anyone's guess.

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    July 6, 2006

    Bad Checks

    Sure you can ferret out the slimeballs in our midst? Guess again if you're relying on standard background searches in Texas

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    June 1, 2006
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    May 18, 2006

    Needling the Haystack

    A 1,683-mile drive taught us that educators don't always entertain an open-door policy when it comes to public records

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    September 30, 2004

    KISD Off

    Klein students are on a fast track to expulsion, thanks to a district that's figured a way to get someone else to pick up the tab for alternative education

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    March 6, 2003

    A Paige from the Past?

    A lawsuit accuses HISD's former chief and a trustee of influence-peddling

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    June 27, 2002

    Million-Dollar Babies

    Some CEP students have been locked in for years

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    March 7, 2002

    The Great Divide

    Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.

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    November 29, 2001

    Letters, November 29

    Piety or Pac-Man, At Any Rate, Bell View

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    October 25, 2001

    Hail to the Chiefs

    Rod Paige searches for the perfect image, and CEP wiggles in even closer to the power source -- wherever it can find it

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    October 18, 2001

    But Who's Counting?

    Thousands of students disappear from our schools yearly, but the TEA insists they're not dropouts

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Local Boy Made Good

    Rod Paige U.S. Secretary of Education

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    June 7, 2001

    Credit Check

    Kids rack up university credits right there in high school. And their districts and colleges ring up ample revenues in the process. But are the students really learning?

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    January 11, 2001

    Days of Paige

    Did Bush pick a master educator - or an overpaid front man?

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    October 5, 2000

    TAASk-masters

    Want an edge on that ultimate school exam? Have your $8 ready for this primer.

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    June 1, 2000

    Learning Curves

    A disabled Spanish-speaking student could define the limits for special education

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    September 9, 1999

    Working Every Angle

    The city of Houston is exploiting loopholes in state law to lavish big bucks on private developers

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    July 22, 1999

    Learning Curves

    Charter school scandals are teaching Texas a hard lesson -- one the state should have known fouryears and $77 million ago

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    March 18, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    Adding It All Up

    What does it really mean to pass the TAAS?

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    February 25, 1999

    The Fix Is In

    Are educators cheating on TAAS? Is anyone going to stop them?

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    December 17, 1998

    Carbonated Cash

    Drink up, kids. Keep those soda dollars coming.

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    May 21, 1998

    (Pay)checks and (Im)balances

    Fat starting salaries! Hefty raises! HISD says its administrators deserve them.

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    March 26, 1998

    Peer Pressure

    At Anderson Elementary, students are packed into classrooms, hallways and portable buildings as educators struggle to manage a school with too many kids

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    August 21, 1997

    What Went Wrong at the Rice School?

    The Rice School/La Escuela Rice was a much-touted experiment by HISDand Rice University. So far, the results haven't been encouraging.

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    June 26, 1997

    Besieged by the Bay

    Beset by skyrocketing tax assessments and wary of encroaching development, property owners in San Leon-Bacliff wonder if their "poor man's Riviera" may soon go the way of other waterfront zones along Galveston Bay.

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    April 17, 1997
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    April 10, 1997
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    March 13, 1997

    Basic Ballard

    Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?

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    February 27, 1997

    A Question of Competence

    State Comptroller John Sharp has suggested that HISD needs to fire more incompetent teachers. But as the case of Beverly Goodie shows, it's not that simple. Just how do you tell who's incompetent? And what happens when you try?

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    January 23, 1997
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    May 9, 1996

    Bitter Lesson

    For 27 years, math teacher Phyllis Landes had a spotless record. Then the Texas Education Agency accused her of making racist remarks, and nearly ruined her school and her life.

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    December 29, 1994

    Condoms! Homosexuals! Lesbian Adoption!

    After a vicious campaign, the religious right is poised to push its agenda on the State Board of Education

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