Until recently, I couldn’t. Then I enrolled in language school in the charming Mexican town of Guanajuato, and two weeks later I was comfortably conversant in español.
What in the world can make learning fun? Would you believe—the National Geographic Society? When the staid Washington, D.C., institution wanted to turn the database of questions from its National Geography Bee into a computer game that would appeal to parents and kids alike, it turned to Austin’s Human Code,…
Aggies: Gig ’em or dig ’em? Plus: Bringing up babies.
Why Texas needs an income tax.
They overcame politics, poverty, isolation, and Old Aggies to make Texas A&M the state’s academic powerhouse.
Two former high-level administrators at Texas A&M may have acted unethically—but that doesn’t make them criminals.
THANK YOU FOR LETTING ALL OF TEXAS know what I’ve known for years—that Roy Guess Elementary in Beaumont is a four-star school [“Our Best Schools,” November 1996]. I’ve been happy with our son’s educational environment at Guess, from the teachers and other staff to the building itself. Note that…
IN NOVEMBER WE PUBLISHED A RANKING of 3,172 public grade schools in Texas, giving each school one of five grades, from four stars (the best) to no stars (the worst). This article provoked an unusual amount of mail. Some of the letters were barely restrained victory whoops from people connected…
The latest star pupil of the so-called Houston school.
Texas A&M is churning out a new crop of students who aren't farmers or vets. They're the computer aces of the Visualization Lab, and they're Hollywood's new masters of special effects.
Facing the obstacles of an inner-city Beaumont neighborhood, a committed, innovative principal and her demanding staff expect the best and accept no excuses.
With a private-school atmosphere, involved parents, and a veteran principal and faculty, this Richardson school makes the most of its many blessings.
Austin/Blackshear Austin/Jordan Austin/Pecan Springs Austin/Sims Crockett/Crockett Dallas/Daniel James Dallas/Elisha M. Pease Fort Worth/A. M. Pate Fort Worth/Carroll Peak Fort Worth/Carter Park Fort Worth/De Zavala Fort Worth/Edward Briscoe Fort Worth/Manuel Jara Fort Worth/Maude I. Logan Fort…
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A report card on more than three thousand public elementary schools from Abernathy to Zavalla. Does yours make the grade? Plus: How Richardson’s Brentfield, Beaumont’s Pietzsch, and Mission’s Carl C. Waitz got to the head of the class.
Why good schools have clean bathrooms and principals who don’t wear high heels.
At a school whose children come from some of the poorest communities on the border, the way to excellence begins with sheer will and a culture of success.
Wealthy school districts think they’ve found a way to shield millions of dollars from the state’s Robin Hood law. Are they about to get malled?
Head of the class.
Will UT get affirmative action on affirmative action? Plus: A runoff rundown.
Why are so many students in Texas unable to read? The answer is obvious: because the school system has failed them.
During the days of segregation, a young graduate of all-white Rice University managed to become a professor at all-black Texas Southern University.
After seven years, teaching kindergarten in a community devastated by drug addiction became more than I could bear. Still, my decision to leave was fraught with mixed emotions.
A report from the front lines in the battle of the sexes—inside the Aggie corps.
When San Antonio’s Memorial Minutemen took on a crosstown rival, all they had to lose was their chance to go down in history as Texas’ worst high school football team.
Side by side near a Texas river are dinosaur tracks and what appear to be the marks of a human foot—proof, in the creationist mind, that evolution is bunk.
Textbook watchdogs Mel and Norma Gabler are good, sincere, dedicated people, who just may be destroying your child’s education.
The bright-eyed, pink-cheeked cream of Texas youth aren’t scrambling on the football field. They’re playing in the high school band.
It’s not Diamond Jim Brady, Bet a Million Gates, an Arab sheik, or Liberace. It’s a library.
I escaped once, but they sent me back.
In some towns, high school football is still a way of life.
The private life of a public high school.