HISD students may be able to pass the test needed to graduate, but that doesn't mean they know how to read.
Stephen Klineberg is animated. He's twirling his arms, and he's shuffling his feet, and his voice is jumping and falling and tripping over itself in anticipation of what he'll next say. He's as excited as a Rice University sociology professor could rightly be, sharing his latest findings of the most ... More >>
Rice's annual Kinder Houston-Area Survey is out, and as usual there's a wide range of stuff to ponder in it. One thing we noticed: You can officially pronounce dead white Houston's love affair with the suburbs. "In 1999, 52 percent of Anglos living in the city of Houston said they would someday li ... More >>
Stephen Klineberg offering more food for thoughtRice's Stephen Klineberg has again assayed the attitudes of Houstonians on a myriad of subjects, and as usual he's come up with some interesting results. The 30th annual survey, released today, shows we are generally happy in Houston and think ... More >>
You may have missed it this morning -- but a podcast should be available here (and part two is tomorrow)-- but NPR's Morning Edition came to Houston to look at how we handle growth.The network's Steve Inskeep said Houston represents the latest chapter of the Urban Frontier series because we have ... More >>
An already strained system struggles to accommodate a new breed of homeless.
They are American in everything but name. They can go to college in Texas and improve themselves. Doesn't matter. At the end of the day, they're just illegal immigrants without social security numbers or futures.
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