Education

Zero Tolerance
4:03 am
Wed May 14, 2014

More School Districts Rethink Zero-Tolerance Policies

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 6:27 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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.

Laura Isensee, of Houston Public Media, takes a look at one of those alternatives.

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. It's time for a serious sit-down.

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Elections
9:23 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Robinson ISD Bond Election, Round Three

A sign supporting the Robinson ISD bond issue. The election takes place Saturday, May 10th.
Ryland Barton KWBU News

Robinson ISD Bond Preview

  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.

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Education
12:22 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

On Topic: Juan Williams

Juan Williams
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On Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Juan Williams returned to Waco and Baylor University. Williams was the featured guest on the latest installment of the On Topic series with Baylor University President Ken Starr.

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Education
12:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

The Growing Fight Against Standardized Testing

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The Growing Fight Against Standardized Testing

There's been a lot of push back against standardized testing in Texas and across the country. Last year Texas lawmakers passed a law reducing the number of state exams a highschooler has to take from 15 to five. Author Ron Berler followed one Connecticut high school as students and teachers agonized over exams over the course of a year. Berler will be speaking tonight at the Baylor School of Education. KWBU's Ryland Barton talked with him about his book, "Raising the Curve."

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Education
12:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Boosting School Breakfast in Texas

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Boosting School Breakfast in Texas (02:33)

Texas schools served almost 310 million breakfasts during the 2012-2013 school year. That's according to the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University. They've just released their Texas School Breakfast report card, which measures school breakfast participation. As KWBU's Ryland Barton reports, their research shows that students who consistently eat breakfast perform better in school.

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