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Past articles by Hannah:

With an HISD state takeover looming, here's how the TEA has taken over other Texas school districts

With an HISD state takeover looming, here are 15 examples of when the Texas Education Agency took control over Texas school systems. → Read More

As Houston schools struggle to bounce back from COVID, how some suburban districts bucked the trend

While most of the high schools in Children At Risk’s 2022 rankings are small schools, several campuses bucked the trends. → Read More

Katy ISD cancels Emma Straub's visit over use of 'F word'

Emma Straub, a New York Times bestselling author of six novels on tour with her first children's book, was set to read her first picture book, “Very Good Hats,” to students at Robertson and Cimarron Elementary schools on Jan. 13. → Read More

Houston firefighters extinguish several blazes over night

Firefighters were busy Friday evening into early Saturday morning putting out blazes in several homes in the Houston region. → Read More

Pediatricians offer alternative fever treatments amid uptick in medicine demand

As some pharmacy chains limit the purchase of over-the-counter fever suppressant medications for children amid a surge in cases of RSV, COVID, flu and other viruses, pediatricians are clarifying for parents when such treatment is necessary. → Read More

Police: Man shot during argument in northeast Houston

A man was fatally shot during an argument with someone he knew Thursday evening near a... → Read More

Houston boil water notice frustrates residents, closes businesses

A boil water notice issued late Sunday closed Houston schools and businesses on Monday... → Read More

HISD announces Tuesday school closures due to boil water notice

Houston ISD announced Monday afternoon classes would again be canceled Tuesday due to the city's boil water notice. On Monday, Aldine, Pasadena and Spring Branch ISDs were also closed. → Read More

Abrupt school closures after Houston boil water notice leave some parents scrambling

Shortly after the city of Houston announced a boil water notice on Sunday night, Houston ISD announced classes would be canceled and all facilities closed. → Read More

Clear Creek ISD latest Texas district changing class rank system

One of Bellaire High School's many valedictorians shares how she feels about having to take all-advanced classes to earn a top ranking.. → Read More

Karen Engle is the lone finalist for Clear Creek ISD superintendent.

“This is my home, first as a student, a parent, a grandparent, an assistant principal, a district administrator and most recently as interim superintendent,” said Engle at Monday night’s meeting. “Over the decades, our district has been a shining star of our entire community I have come to cherish.” As required by Texas law, there will be a 21-day waiting period for Engle as the lone finalist… → Read More

Houston students' test scores plummet compared to pre-pandemic

National test scores released Monday showed Houston Independent School District test scores dropped in 2022. → Read More

Texas athletic director salaries: See which districts pay the most

Six Houston-area public school districts rank among the top 10 in the state for athletic director pay, data from the Texas Education Agency shows. → Read More

Katy ISD displaying 73 'In God We Trust' signs donated by far-right Texas cell phone company

Patriot Mobile, a far-right Texas-based cell phone company, donated 73 “In God We Trust” signs to display at Katy ISD campuses, according to district records. → Read More

Texas school districts distribute DNA kits in case of emergencies

Texas public school systems are set to distribute DNA and fingerprint identification kits for K-8 students to parents who wish to participate. → Read More

TEA data: Nearly 50,000 students dropped out during 2020-21 school year.

Tens of thousands more students either dropped out or otherwise left Texas public schools... → Read More

Thousands more students dropped out or left Texas public schools during pandemic, new data shows

Tens of thousands more students either dropped out or left Texas public schools during the 2020-21 school year, compared to previous years, according to new TEA data. → Read More

Katy ISD board member protested 'sexualization of children' before church drag bingo event

Victor Perez, a Katy ISD board member, on Wednesday confirmed he and his wife attended a protest ahead of a church drag bingo event. → Read More

Texas public school diversity lagging among educators, data shows

Though the majority of Texas public school students are Latino, most teachers and principals in the state are white. → Read More

Katy ISD now requires parent permission for secondary students to check out classroom library books

Katy ISD parents must now formally agree to let their secondary school students check out... → Read More