education http://kwbu.org en Student Behavior Continues to Challenge Low-Performing Schools http://kwbu.org/post/student-behavior-continues-challenge-low-performing-schools <p>Preliminary STAAR results for Waco ISD were released earlier this month. While some schools showed great improvements, others continue to struggle with meeting state standards. KWBU's Jill Ament tells us about some of the challenges lower performing schools in high-need areas are facing and how the district is addressing them.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:57:44 +0000 Jill Ament 4733 at http://kwbu.org Student Behavior Continues to Challenge Low-Performing Schools Future of Free Transit Rides Uncertain for Waco ISD Students http://kwbu.org/post/future-free-transit-rides-uncertain-waco-isd-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">The collaboration with Waco&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ISD</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;and the Waco Transit to provide free bus rides to help boost attendance for students is in question as the school year comes to a close. Administrators at Waco Transit say the program costs too much and it's unclear if Waco ISD will get more grant funding to keep the project going.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KWBU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Jill&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ament</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;reports.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:37:27 +0000 Jill Ament 3907 at http://kwbu.org Future of Free Transit Rides Uncertain for Waco ISD Students More School Districts Rethink Zero-Tolerance Policies http://kwbu.org/post/more-school-districts-rethink-zero-tolerance-policies Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Earlier this year, the Obama administration asked schools across the country to rethink how they discipline students. Now, instead of automatic suspensions and other tough punishments, more schools are considering alternatives.<p>Laura Isensee, of Houston Public Media, takes a look at one of those alternatives.<p>LAURA ISENSEE, BYLINE: Two teenage girls come into the assistant principal's office at the Academy of Choice in northwest Houston. They used to be friends. But now they're fighting. Wed, 14 May 2014 09:03:00 +0000 editor 2770 at http://kwbu.org Robinson ISD Bond Election, Round Three http://kwbu.org/post/robinson-isd-bond-election-round-three <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Robinson ISD is making a third try at passing a bond to build a new middle school. More expensive bonds got voted down in November of 2011 and 2013. But school board trustees think $19.5 million dollars sounds about right. The election comes at a time when school districts across the state are taking on more debt.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 14:23:48 +0000 Ryland Barton 2519 at http://kwbu.org Robinson ISD Bond Election, Round Three