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'Alternative' Textbook Banned From Texas School District

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World has been banned by the Houston Independent School District, the Houston Press blog Ha...

Teen Who Shot And Injured Peer Says He Was Bullied

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

HOUSTON -- A Houston teenager accused of shooting a classmate in the leg at school says he was defending himself from a group of boys who have been bu...

10-Year-Old Boys Charged With Sexual Assault On School Bus, Could Get 40 Years

AP | By JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

HOUSTON -- Houston police say two 10-year-old boys have been charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy on a school bus. The boys were arrest...

Hundreds Of Students Caught Cheating At 'Exemplary' School

Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Hundreds of high school seniors in Texas were caught cheating on their final exams last month. Now, officials at the southeast Houston Clear Creek Ind...

Joy Resmovits

Charter School Scaling Experiment Takes Shape In Houston

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

An ambitious experiment created by Harvard economist Roland Fryer to export and scale the practices of high-performing charter school chains to public...

Why Successful School Turnarounds Work

John Thompson | Posted 08.12.2011 | Education
John Thompson

It is true that "troublemakers" are potential leaders, but turning them around takes a commitment that has been lost on most data-driven reformers.

Texas Turmoil: Thousands Of Educators Protest Budget Cuts At Capitol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As spring break kicks off, thousands of educators from around the state are hardly vacationing. Instead, they're protesting budget cuts at the state c...

8-Year-Old Girl Donates Allowance Money To Save School Art Classes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed that her favorite class, and its teacher, might be axed amid school budget cuts, Houston girl Elodie Giles wanted to help. The 8-year-old Tra...