In another indicator that the Houston ISD hasn't mastered the art of teaching reading, today's release of scores in the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed that while there are some gains in fourth and eighth grade math, average HISD reading scores have not improved since 2007 and, in ... More >>
The state of Texas has all sorts of problems. There are problems with children's health care, a lack of support for the mentally ill, low literacy rates, droughts, famine, pestilence and the Dallas Cowboys. We've got a lot going on down here. But, in one area, at least, we are kicking ass and taking ... More >>
Don't read that, kids.The ACLU of Texas has released their annual report on books banned by the state's school districts. Among the usual suspects this time around: R.L. Stine, a Gossip Girl novel and the ever-popular gay penguins tale And Tango Makes Three. Another highlight: An elementary ... More >>
gowherehiphop.comDear Sarah Palin, we smelled the stench of desperation and traced it down the Twitter hallway. It led us to some foul words about rapper Common. It started when Michelle Obama scheduled a poetry event at the White House and invited several poets, including Common. Conservativ ... More >>
Yes, you can Canne
This exhibit needs an editor, but it doesn't matter
The U.S. Poet Laureate closes out Inprints Reading Series for the year
In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel
Houston Community College
Writers in the Schools
Jimmy Santiago Baca: poet, screenwriter, and ex-con
When Eldo Bergman confronted his son's reading problems, he took the scientific approach. Now he is trying to convince schools to do the same.
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?