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We are baaaaaaaaack! Ready to kick off our 4th year touring the city!  My I’m Me Tour prepares to kick off our first tour of the school year this coming Tuesday at O’Donnell Middle School in Alief!

Houston school district approves $1.2 M to rename schools honoring the Confederacy. The divisive plan goes into effect for the 2016-17 school year.

A survey found that students brought more than 185 guns to school so far for this academic year. The group that conducted the survey laments that there's no federal gun safety law in place.

Harford County officials blame Freddy Gray's death and the city's past history of unrest for why it’s “not safe” to visit.

Michigan's water crisis in Flint has also opened up concern for the state's school issues in Detroit, U.S. Uncut reports.

Chicago Public Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned from office amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract to one of her former…

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I’m so thrilled that our I’m Me Tour is getting ready to kick off this September at Sugar Grove Academy!  We are always in need of some great volunteers!  Follow us on Instagram and email us if you are interested! info@immefoundation.org    

Texas started making high school Algebra II mandatory but are now about to abandon the policy. The state believes that fewer courses gives students more time to focus on vocational training for high-paying jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree.

via: defendernetwork.com Black and Latino students may be getting less critical, but helpful, feedback from teachers than their white counterparts, a new educational study indicates. “The social implications of these results are important; many minority students might not be getting input from instructors that stimulates intellectual growth and fosters achievement,” study researcher Kent Harber, a […]

In a meeting Thursday, the HISD Board voted for a reduction in its workforce. That reduction translates into the laying off over 60 teachers, 26…

Our great friends over at KHOU.com has been covering ways to prevent bullying in our community. As Houston-area school districts tackle the issue of bullies in schools, a growing number of parents have turned to new tactics to protect their children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Marcos Cerqueira, of the Heights Jiu-Jitsu Club, said the number of […]