Daily Archives: April 21, 2011

Feeling the Love

Good news for at least one previously endangered school in HISD. Four elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District could close under a proposal Superintendent Terry Grier revealed this morning. Under the plan, which the school board must approve, … Continue reading

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Is it time to fix school finance?

It’s pretty much always time to fix school finance, since school finance is always broken, so here goes the Senate. Maybe. State Senate leaders want to end the much-despised public education funding system by 2017, although they disagree on how … Continue reading

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Discovery Green, America’s coolest park

From CultureMap: Travel + Leisure searched around the country for the best, the most exciting and the coolest city parks for their April issue, and Central Park didn’t make the cut — but Houston’s Discovery Green did. Just three years old — and … Continue reading

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News flash: Rick Perry fails to tell the truth

I’m as shocked as you are. Contrary to his public statements distancing himself from a brewing controversy in higher education, Gov. Rick Perry continually pressed his appointees to university boards of regents to promptly adopt “reforms” that critics say are … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance sincerely hopes that the wildfires in West Texas will soon be controlled as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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