Via: In a small room, tucked away in the Technology Center behind Worthing High, a group of hand selected students put in up to 11.5 hours a day at school.

During the 20-plus years Harriett Ball taught in Texas public schools, her methods weren’t always applauded. She sometimes butted heads with a system that didn’t appreciate deviation from the norm. However, Ball was committed to her rambunctious teaching style, which is now nationally celebrated. She trained the founders of KIPP Academy (Knowledge Is Power Program) right here in Houston, Texas.

Via: Earlier this year the esteemed U.S. News and World Report listed Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) as the second most diverse law school in the nation.

Via: The parents of 13 students with disabilities say there was no warning or due process when the state closed down their charter school.

Sixth-grader Darius Grant, 12, sits beside a mock $1 million check during a viewing party for Oprah Winfrey’s show Monday afternoon at the YES

Fifty years ago, the birth control pill revolutionized pregnancy planning. Today women are on the brink of another milestone: reversing the biological clock.

Via:   Blessed Family we are known to recognize a new school year, a new physical year, a new athletic year and a new calendar year. Now what about A New Year In Christ. Thanks Pastor Kirbyjon & Suzette Caldwell.

The House passed a bill Tuesday afternoon providing $26.1 billion to cash-strapped state governments, and preventing roughly 161,000 teachers and 158,000 public works employees from being laid off. The vote was 247-161. Democratic leadership has been under tremendous pressure to pass legislation before the start of the school year policy-wise, and before the November elections […]

It was the summer of 1950, and Mary Jean Price, the salutatorian of Lincoln High School in Springfield, Mo., hoped to enroll at a hometown college and become a teacher.

“We’ve got to lay it out for them,” Cosby said when asked about how to help cut the rate of teen pregnancies in America."