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At Kashmere High, Principal’s Plan To Save Struggling School Starts With ‘Consistency’  Houston Public Media

For nine years straight, Kashmere High School in Northeast Houston has been on the state's list of failing schools. That's the longest for any school in Texas.

HISD’s longest-failing school fell short again. Will 2018-19 be different for Kashmere?  Houston Chronicle

Kashmere High School failed to meet state academic standards for the ninth straight year. Houston ISD officials pledge improvement.

Houston High School’s Dress Code For Parents Draws Pushback  Houston Public Media

A Houston high school has started enforcing a new dress code, not for students, but for their parents — and it's drawing local and national pushback from some ...

HISD takeover threat: Why is it happening and how would it work?

An HISD board member fired back at Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday after he said HISD's school board should be taken over and reformed.

Kashmere High School holds ribbon-cutting ceremony after $19M renovation complete  KPRC Click2Houston

It was a big celebration at Kashmere High School as students, staff, parents and elected school officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

State conservator orders halt to HISD to superintendent search  Houston Chronicle

A state-appointed official ordered Houston ISD trustees to suspend their search for a permanent superintendent on Monday, an unprecedented intervention that ...

Flooding prompts class shuffle at Kashmere High School

HOUSTON - Weather disrupted classes Monday at Kashmere High School. Water pouring through the roof ended up flooding the first floor.

Tensions erupt before vote on future of failing HISD schools  KTRK-TV

In a 6-3 vote, the board of trustees decided Thursday to perform a closed search for Houston ISD's next superintendent.

Here’s What You Need To Know About A Potential State Takeover Of Houston Schools  Houston Public Media

The Houston Independent School District has been in turmoil since the threat of a state takeover emerged in 2017. With over 200,000 students, it's the largest ...

Despite Abbott tweet, TEA has passed on option to replace HISD board since 2017  Houston Chronicle

Gov. Greg Abbott suggested last week that Houston ISD's school board should be taken over. His leadership team has had the authority to do that for 15 months.

What Went Wrong At Worthing High School, And How It’s Trying To Survive  Houston Public Media

In collaboration with the Houston Chronicle, News 88.7 investigated why Worthing High ended up near the bottom of the state's rankings, and how it's trying to ...

Report: White School Districts In Texas Have $830 More Per Student  Houston Public Media

Texas school funding is getting a close look — and potentially major changes — from lawmakers in Austin this legislative session. And a new report from the ...

The Student Who Taught Me Not to Take It Personally  Houston Public Media

When Lotus Hoey started teaching English as a second language a few years ago, she felt right at home. Her own parents immigrated from China, so she had to ...

After 77 Years In Greater Third Ward, St. Peter The Apostle Catholic School Will Close This Week  Houston Public Media

Students and teachers say what's hardest about losing St. Peter's is the *service* it provided to primarily African American students for decades.

HISD Changing School Hours for 2018-19  Houston Public Media

In December News 88.7 reported on the push to change the school start times for teenagers. Now the Houston Independent School District is shifting when the ...

EduClips: From Merit Pay in Dallas to Cracking Down on Early School 'Lunch' in NYC, School News You Missed This Week From America's 15 Biggest Districts  The 74

EduClips is a roundup of the week's top education headlines from America's 15 largest school districts, where more than 4 million students across eight states ...

Judge clears ex-HISD principal of cheating  Houston Chronicle

After a 2009 Houston Independent School District investigation, Mable Caleb, the former principal of Key Middle School and Kashmere High School, was ...

Houstonian Wins a New Car on Ellen DeGeneres Show  Woodlands Online

Jarvis Stevenson from Houston, TX appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for a chance to win a car.

Kept waiting, Kashmere Gardens is helping itself after Harvey  Houston Chronicle

"The City Houston is open for business," Mayor Sylvester Turner announced eight days after Hurricane Harvey began its roughshod path through the city.

Houston ISD Looking Flashy For Houston Art Car Parade  Bellaire, TX Patch

HISD Looking Flashy For Houston Art Parade - Bellaire, TX - The school district has about one-tenth of the 250 total entries for the 31st annual parade slated for ...

'Thunder Soul' Documentary Features the Kashmere Stage Band  New York Times

A stage band formed at a Houston high school in the late 1960s is the subject of a new documentary film, “Thunder Soul.”

Advocacy Group Monitors Air Quality At Local Schools Because Of Deer Park Fire  Houston Public Media

The petrochemical fire released a mix of volatile organic chemicals -- not just the cancer-linked benzene -- which react with sunlight to create ozone.

What to Learn from A School Shooting That Almost Happened  Houston Public Media

News 88.7 examined one such case in Greater Houston, when a ninth grader at a local high school threatened to put bombs in the cafeteria in February, 2017.

Former principal awarded $550K in lawsuit settlement with HISD

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted Thursday to settle a long-standing lawsuit with a former principal.

Three Trends To Watch In 2019 As Houston Tries To Grow Its Future Workforce  Houston Public Media

Some nonprofits and school districts in Greater Houston are trying new approaches to develop the next generation of workers.

KHOU 11 Nightcap for March 28, 2019

The DEA is looking for someone to burn thousands of pounds of seized marijuana. Their challenge is finding the right person and right place to handle the ...

Next Houston School To Remove Confederate-Linked Name: Reagan High  Houston Public Media

Changing names costs about $250000 for each campus – or $2 million for all eight schools.

In Post-Harvey Recovery, Houston Schools Feeding Thousands Of Families A Day  Houston Public Media

Even before Harvey flooded Houston, thousands of children depended on school lunches for their regular meals. With school shut down for two weeks, the ...

Houston school district reports spike in bullying incidents  Houston Chronicle

The Houston school district saw a marked increase in student bullying incidents last year, according to district officials. A report presented to the school board ...

Houston Hosts NNPA/ESSA Black Parents' Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence  Black Press USA

HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with the Houston Forward Times, recently announced ...

Houston ISD Has 27 Schools Under Scrutiny From State

Failure Is Not An Option - Houston, TX - HISD Superintendent: Laser-focused on success, after TEA identifies 27 campuses that need to improve in 2017.

Twist emerges in murder trial of Bellaire teen accused of killing his parents  Houston Chronicle

Defense attorneys on Tuesday introduced a twist in the case of a Bellaire teen accused of killing his parents in 2016, alleging that his older brother could be a ...

KHOU 11 Top Headlines at 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Local health officials are concerned about a potential Measles outbreak, Astroworld memorabilia is will soon be up for sale and the Rockets win, these are some ...

Houston duo teams up to teach teens about real love  KTRK-TV

A former NFL player and radio personality are taking their message on the road in the "That's Not Love Tour."

Marcelite Jordan Harris: First Black Female Major General in US Military Dies at Age 75

Major General Marcelite Jordan Harris approached each opportunity with strength and determination as she overcame many racial and gender roadblocks.

Texas Education Agency Refuses to Monitor County’s Alternative Special Ed Schools Directly  Houston Public Media

What happened to Evan Johnson triggered a state investigation, exposing what some call a loophole in how state administrators keep an eye on some special ...

Houston Report Details Widespread Sexual Abuse At Southern Baptist Churches: “It Was Hard To Forgive”  Houston Public Media

A new investigation from the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reveals widespread sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches in Texas and ...

Caught on camera: burglars take calculators, supplies from Kashmere High School

Investigators need the public's help with identifying the suspects responsible for burglarizing a HISD high school back in May.

Father accidentally shoots himself at his 16-year-old daughter's party in northeast Houston  KTRK-TV

A father is in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach at his daughter's 16th birthday party in northeast Houston.

Rice University to Give Free Tuition to Middle-Class Undergraduates  Houston Public Media

Rice University announced Tuesday that it will give full tuition scholarships to middle-class undergraduates, following the likes of Stanford, Princeton and other ...

Several Families of Santa Fe Victims Demand New Leadership on School Board  Houston Public Media

Families of victims from the Santa Fe High School shooting are demanding new leadership in their school district, saying they're not doing enough on academics ...

Notable Houston deaths of 2018: A presidential couple, astronauts, a death row exoneree and the man who brought the NFL back  Houston Chronicle

The Houston area bid farewell to a number of noteworthy residents in 2018, including a president and his wife, the man who brought the NFL back to the Bayou ...

Henry Davis, Bennett Barnhill killed when car plunges off I-10 overpass  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Police Department is investigating the fatal crash that killed Memorial High School junior Henry Davis, and his friend, ...

Five Houston Music Landmarks That Make Good Tourist Spots  Houston Press

Let's face it: for all its many virtues, Houston can be a lousy tourist town. The Ship Channel and the Med Center don't quite scream “fun family vacation,” and the ...

Parents, 2 children tied up by masked gunmen in Tomball

The search continues for four suspects who terrorized a Tomball family Thursday morning. The masked gunman tied up a couple and their two children during ...

Some defending transgender Tomball High School student charged with assault for fight  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The video of a fight inside Tomball High School with a transgender student who says she was being bullied is getting strong ...

Following Beto — an Afternoon at an Inner-City Houston School With the Man Who Wants to Change Texas Politics: O'Rourke Talks of Growing Up in a Border Town, Swears He Doesn't See Red and Blue  PaperCity Magazine

One Monday afternoon in late summer — after a volley of emails with Beto O'Rourke's media handlers — our team found itself at an O'Rourke town hall at ...

What can Houstonians expect in 2018?  Houston Chronicle

If 2017 proved anything, it was the futility of prediction. A year ago, few would have guessed that flood-prone Houston would endure the biggest rain event in ...

NEA to honor 12 human and civil rights champions at annual ceremony  Woodlands Online

WASHINGTON— In schools and communities across America they push to bend the arc of the moral universe. They get knocked down but get up and fight for ...

Lying, Cheating, And Stealing At Key Middle School, Investigators Say  Houston Press

During the sixth and seventh periods, students at Key Middle School could go to in-school dances, that's if they had enough cash to get in to the festivities which ...

Heartbreaking to Uplifting: Ten Best Houston Documentaries  Houston Press

Houston has provided the material for several documentaries, some uplifting like Thunder Soul and others heartbreaking like The Cantina Girl.

How A New Way To Pay For Private School Could Help – Or Hurt – Houston Families  Houston Public Media

Even though some Houston families could benefit, there's a limit. They can withdraw up to $10000 a year from these tax accounts. But that only covers about half ...

Five Things To Know About Texas’ School Marshal Program  Houston Public Media

More than 170 school districts across Texas, including Santa Fe, have opted to join the voluntary program.

List of worst Texas schools grows

The list of the most troubled schools in Texas grew this year, giving more parents the chance to transfer their children to higher-performing campuses. More than ...

SWEET: Desserts-only festival coming to Houston in June  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Dessert lovers, rejoice! There's a festival coming to Houston this summer that will serve only desserts. sweetdessertsfest.

Man and two children killed in crash that involved seven vehicles in NE Houston  KTRK-TV

A man and two young children were killed Friday night after a truck crashed into their car.

SWAT team responds to man barricaded in west Houston apartment  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A SWAT team and hostage negotiators are responding to a scene in the 5900 block of Fondren in west Houston. According to ...

DPS: Possible distracted driver blamed for crash that killed 1 former and 3 current Huntsville ISD students  KTRK-TV

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KTRK) -- New details have been revealed in the crash that killed three Huntsville ISD students and one alum Friday night in Bastrop ...

Drivers forced to abandon vehicles on Houston flooded roads  KTRK-TV

Some drivers in Houston were forced to abandon their vehicles after Houston streets and highways became submerged in high water.

Teen son accused of killing ex-A&M football star and wife

It's hard to get people to talk individually about Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. It's not "he" or "she" but "they" – almost instinctively.

Deadliest railroad crossings around Houston  KPRC Click2Houston

Texas leads the nation in railroad-track miles at 10386 miles. Those tracks are the source of heartbreak for many Texas families.

Accused of killing his parents, teen will now stand trial as an adult  Houston Chronicle

A.J. Armstrong has maintained his innocence from thevery beginning. The 17-year-old, who is accused of killing his parents, Dawn and Antonio Armstrong, has ...

Pregnant woman attacked in road rage incident with kids in car  KTRK-TV

'I'M PREGNANT, #&*@!': New video shows a pregnant Houston woman in a violent confrontation with another driver, all within view of her children.

KHOU 11 Nightcap for March 25, 2019

Norwegian cruise line passengers open up about a close call and evacuations on board, plus more top stories on KHOU 11 News for March 25, 2019.

How Houston-Area School Districts Compare on Graduation Rates  Houston Public Media

Most of the region's largest districts posted 90 percent or better.

19-year-old found fatally shot in bedroom in southwest Houston  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are looking for the person responsible in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in southwest Houston. It happened just before ...

Charter Network Brings International Focus To Katy, West Houston  Houston Public Media

Students are supposed to master English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Attorney General Charges ‘Diploma Mill’ With Fraud  Houston Public Media

The civil lawsuit says the degrees from Marque Learning Center are "educationally worthless."

MALEAH DAVIS: Suspect's dad points finger at missing girl's mom  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Calling his son innocent, the father of Derion Vence, the only suspect in the case of missing Maleah Davis, spoke out from his home ...

Houston Diploma Mill Shuts Down, To Pay Students $1.4 Million  Houston Public Media

After filing a lawsuit, Texas Attorney General reached a settlement with Lincoln Academy.

Woman in custody after fatal Valentine's Day shooting of man in Houston's East End  KTRK-TV

The woman in custody claims the man was choking her and then shot himself.

LIVE UPDATES: High school football playoff games from around DFW and the rest of Texas  Star-Telegram

The high school football playoffs are here with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...

Texas Sports Hall of Fame: Jacob Green made a living bagging QBs  Waco Tribune-Herald

Wherever the game of football has taken Jacob Green, he's had a 12th man behind him in support.

FAKE DESIGNER GOODS BUST: Shahid and Saad Nadeem arrested in Houston designer fakes bust |  KTRK-TV

Police say the biggest distributors of fake luxury goods in Houston have been arrested as part of a Homeland Security Department investigation.

Robbery suspect kills himself inside apartment during manhunt: police  KTRK-TV

Police say a suspect who ran from officers after a convenience store robbery broke into an apartment and then killed himself in west Houston.

Woman's body found by neighbor walking dog in southeast Houston  KTRK-TV

A man walking his dog discovered a woman dead in southeast Houston.

Woman killed in crash involving a suspected drunk driver in east Houston  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police believe a man ran a blinking red light at McCarty Road and Market Street when he crashed into a woman's truck. RELATED: ...

Ryan William Steckler, captain with Houston Fire Department, charged with child pornography |  KTRK-TV

A captain with the Houston Fire Department is accused of uploading graphic photos of young girls in sexual situations.

KHOU 11 News Top Headlines at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The murder charge of a former Harris County deputy has been dropped in the 2017 choking death of John Hernandez. Plus, officials have been monitoring air ...

Boy, 6, climbed locked fence to pool before drowning: Deputies  KTRK-TV

The child's family says he was in the care of a babysitter while his mother was at work.

Cow causes commotion in stands at RodeoHouston  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It could have became calamitous, but a cow's great escape to the stands at RodeoHouston was more calm than commotion.

DEADLY HOUSTON RAID: Rhogena Nicholas autopsy report released  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Newly released autopsy reports are shedding light on how a woman died in a botched drug raid at her southeast Houston home in ...

2-year-old child shot in southwest Houston, police say  KTRK-TV

Houston police are searching for the suspect who opened fire on the car the child and his mother were in.

Civil Rights Groups Send Letter To Needville ISD Over Threats To Punish Student Who Join Walkouts Over Gun Control  Houston Public Media

Three civil rights groups sent a letter to the Needville Independent School District Superintendent Curtis Rhodes Tuesday, February 27th, expressing their ...

Learn How Texas Funds Public Schools In 7 Easy Steps  Houston Public Media

STEP 1: Pick a school district. First there's Gotham. It's urban with hundreds of thousands of students. Most of them low-income and many are learning English.

Family Fights Tomball ISD To Include Special-Needs Daughter In Mainstream Classes  Houston Public Media

"We feel that by not being there, she's missing opportunities to learn what they're learning and also learn from her peers."

GYM RAPE CASES: Carlos Escobar charged for attacking Pasadena woman  KTRK-TV

Carlos Escobar, 18, is accused of following women home from gyms in Pasadena and Missouri City, Texas, and raping them.

Suspects wanted in smash and grab at Family Dollar in Rosenberg caught on Southwest Freeway  KTRK-TV

Several suspects were arrested in a smash and grab burglary at Family Dollar on Avenue H in Rosenberg.

UPDATE: Driver Killed, Channelview Students Hurt In Disney Trip Bus Plunge; District Is Working To Get Students Home  Houston Public Media

One person died, driver Harry Caligone, and about three dozen others were hurt, six seriously. Governors from Alabama, Texas speak after crash.

Suspects caught on camera stealing motorcycle in north Houston  KTRK-TV

A motorcycle heist in north Houston was caught on camera.

ASTROWORLD: The best of Travis Scott's 'Wish You Were Here' tour in Houston  KTRK-TV

Travis Scott's Astroworld festival in Houston brought in about 40000 fans. Here's what you missed.

Ted Cruz on Texas high school shooting: 'We will make it through this'

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz spoke at a presser on Friday following the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.

Rescuers save 18-year-old trapped in San Antonio cave  KTRK-TV

Rescuers helped to save an 18-year-old in San Antonio who was trapped in a cave.

Police investigating after woman's body found in SW Houston bayou  KTRK-TV

Police say they are investigating after a woman's body was found in a bayou in southwest Houston.

Houston flies annoyingly high on list of U.S. cities with most mosquitoes  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas -- Here's some annoyingly buzzy news: Houston ranks high on two new lists of the U.S. cities that combat the worst problems with mosquitoes.

Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on SH-249  KTRK-TV

Police are investigating after a man was killed in a hit and run accident.

Two students dead, 2 others and driver injured after school bus crashes in SE Houston  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two students were killed and two others seriously injured when a school bus careened off the 610 South Loop at Telephone Road.

PD: Burglars hit shoe, clothing stores inside West Oaks Mall  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police say one of two people arrested overnight during a smash-and-grab burglary investigation at West Oaks Mall hid inside the ...

Car strikes 15-year-old boy walking down Highlands road  KTRK-TV

Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a teen was struck by a car on East Wallisville Road.

LIVE UPDATES: High school football games from around DFW and the rest of Texas!  Star-Telegram

The high school football season is underway with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...

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