20150730_Michels_DanielKing-michels-1024-789 by Patrick Michels

King’s Gambit

Daniel King's quiet mission to transform public education in South Texas.

The early college movement is growing fast today — a free head start on higher education is especially alluring in a time of boundless student debt — and Da...Read More

Arabic Immersion Magnet School by Leah Caldwell

Learning Arabic in Houston, Inshallah

Despite an angry outcry from far-right protesters, Houston is embracing an Arabic immersion school that educators hope may give students an edge.

Except for the angry far-right protesters, the first day of school at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Houston in late August was a joyous occasion....Read More

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams by Patrick Michels

Back from the Brink

How one Austin high school rallied to save itself

Unlikely as it seemed not too long ago, students, teachers, neighborhood activists and even the state’s top education official are all singing the same happy ...Read More