Education

BANNED BOOKS

10 Popular Titles on Texas's Very Long List of Banned Books

Texas parents have called for the removal of books dealing with racism, police brutality, gender and sexuality.

09/22/2022 By Geneva Diaz and Amarie Gipson

Extra Credit

Spotlight: 3 Nonprofits Enriching the Lives of Local Students

These local nonprofits are just a few of the organizations working to enhance the lives and outlook of all Houston-area students.

09/20/2022 By Brianna Benitez, Jessica Lodge, and Alexia Partouche

Ice House

Months After the Uvalde Shooting, How Are Texas Schools Protecting Kids?

School districts in Houston and surrounding areas are making major changes and reviewing procedures currently in place to ensure student and teacher safety.

09/14/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

Courtside Classroom

NCAA Men’s Final Four Inaugurates College Internship Course in Houston

Students from Houston Baptist University, Rice University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Houston will get to experience the program.

09/02/2022 By Jessica Lodge

CULTURE

This Local Nonprofit is Making Learning Entertaining

Reading With A Rapper tackles gaps in student literacy with popular music and entertianment.

05/19/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

Power Up

Local Nonprofit Launches Microsoft Coding Camp for Black Students

Enriching the youth through tech.

07/28/2021 By Shelby Stewart Edited by Nandi Howard

back to school

Help a Houston Student Take a Backpack to School this Fall

YMCA of Greater Houston Hosts its 17th-annual Operation Backpack drive.

07/13/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

Minute Math

This Richmond Teacher Is Explaining Math to Millions on TikTok

Deidre Kelly, who teaches sixth-grade math in Lamar CISD, was recently named a “standout teacher” by the app.

05/10/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Is School still happening?

Post-Winter Storm School Closures

How Houston-area school districts and higher learning institutions are handling their schedules in the face of this winter storm and continuing power grid issues.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

School Report

How to Ace the Private School Entrance Exam

Tips on helping ensure that your child will own the ISEE.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School Report

The 2020 Houston Private School Guide

Which schools are the best in Houston and how to get into them.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School Report

The Best Houston-Area Private Schools in 2020

Niche.com ranked the best private schools in Houston—these are the top 25 this year.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Recovery meets education

How One Local High School Is Helping Teens in Recovery

Archway Academy works with adolescents with substance use disorder, who’ve struggled in traditional schools.

10/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Gotta get to class

Music Mogul Mathew Knowles is Ready to School You on the Music Industry

The executive producer, manager, and father of megastars Beyoncé and Solange Knowles is teaching a 15-week online course through the University of Houston starting in January.

10/14/2020 By Adrianne Reece

School Shopping

5 Back-to-School Must-Haves, All Parent-Approved

We spoke to parents across Houston about what got them through online learning in the spring, and what they recommend for the fall.

08/12/2020 By Isabella Goodman

Back-to-School Prep

A Local Pediatrician Explains Why We Need to Mask up Our Kids

And how to make the experience a positive one.

08/06/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

School Safety

Cy-Fair Teachers Must Return to Work, State Supreme Court Says

The latest in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's back-to-school saga.

07/20/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School's out

A List of Houston School Closures

How long will classes be cancelled?

03/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Abrazos and kisses

These Houston-Made Teddy Bears Help Kids Learn English and Spanish

Cubby Love Bears teach children dual language skills, and a new bear was designed in collaboration with Trae Tha Truth.

02/28/2020 By Jillian Goltzman

Fix Houston

How to Improve Education in Houston

One expert suggests lengthening school days and the school year.

01/30/2020 By Jeff Balke