Laura Isensee appears in the following:
Friday, October 23, 2015
This high school geography textbook calls slaves "workers" and "immigrants." The publisher is working to correct the error, but what does it tell us about teaching history?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Whites and Asians get most of the spots in the city's gifted and talented program. One researcher describes it as being "segregated by race and income."
Monday, July 13, 2015
About 5 million public school students in Texas this year will get new and controversial textbooks that critics say water down history.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Our Secret Lives of Teachers series continues with Isis Smalls, who teaches English and coaches volleyball at a Houston middle school. She's also a beauty pageant winner.
Friday, November 21, 2014
For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
When a child is suspended or expelled, it rarely improves his behavior or his academics. One school in Houston has adopted an old technique to handle student disputes: the healing circle.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Studies show that harsh policies, including criminalization, don't help the students who are removed from the classroom — and that schools punish black, Latino and disabled students more harshly.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Energy companies have begun paying for teachers to attend five days of all-expenses-paid training at a mine site. Not everyone is happy about the idea.