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Worthing senior posts elite SAT score

Traquan Minor is a tall, quietly confident, graduating senior at Sunnyside’s Worthing High school. Like many other students, he had to take the dreaded SAT earlier this school year. He knew that doing well on the SAT would open doors to more college choices, so he bought a prep book and spent time getting ready […]

College Board changes SAT to level playing field, makes essay optional

College Board, administrators of the SAT exam, unveiled plans to move beyond delivering assessments to delivering opportunity. Citing input from College Board members in the K–12 and higher education communities, as well as students and parents, College Board president, Mr. Coleman outlined two bold new actions the organization would take to deliver opportunities to students. […]

T-STEM academy promotes careers in sciences and math with festival

The T-STEM E4 Academy hosted its first annual festival on February 6. Nearly 200 students from six different schools, from Houston to Port Arthur, converged at the South Side Attucks Middle School campus to participate in design challenges and to learn more about practical applications of science in our daily lives.The students ranged in ages […]

Fifty-three HISD schools are failing or academically unacceptable

Texas public schools are in bad shape according to the Texas Education Agency which recently released its report card for 2013. The list includes over 50 schools deemed failing and academically unacceptable. Statewide, 892 schools are failing or academically unacceptable, up over 90% from 456 schools across Texas in 2012. That would be reason for […]