Go Coogs! UH to play first game at new stadium

The University of Houston is gearing up to play its first game at the brand new football stadium.  KPRC’s Ruben Galvan is live with the Coogs!

New education push starts with pre-K

School districts, businesses and community organizations are joining together to jump start education for Houston children when they are just toddlers.

New education push starts with pre-K

August 25, 2014: New push hopes to prepare children for school. Amy Davis reports.

28 HISD schools begin dual-language program

For many students in the Houston Independent School District, their first day of school was a multi-cultural experience.

28 HISD schools start dual-language program

August 25, 2014: 28 schools in the Houston Independent School District start a dual-language program. Amy Davis reports.

Wheatley High School gets down on first day of school

It's back to school time and who better to help kick off the day than KPRC's Ruben Galvan.  He celebrates the day at Wheatley High School for a jam session/ pep rally on the big day!

Wheatley High School kicks off first day with pep rally, jam session

It's back to school time and who better to help kick off the day than KPRC's Ruben Galvan?  He celebrates the day at Wheatley High School for a jam session/ pep rally on the big day!

Back 2 School: HPD hosts Look Good Feel Good Program

Back 2 School: HPD hosts "Look Good Feel Good" Program

The new school year starts on Monday, and that means HPD hosted it's "Look Good Feel Good" Program.


Bus route changes in Aldine concern parents

A parent in the Aldine Independent School District opposes changes to her children's bus route.

Retailers offering Back 2 School student discounts

Many retailers are offering discounts just for students. In most cases, all you need is a student ID.

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Warning for parents: Middle school 'sexting' study

According to a new study, middle school students who send excessive amount of text messages are more likely to report being sexually active.

Back 2 School: Classy classroom fashions on the catwalk

KPRC Local 2’s “Back to School” adventures takes us on a trip down the catwalk!  Ruben Galvan shows us what will be classy in the classroom live from Memorial City Mall.

 

Back 2 School: Classy classroom fashions on the catwalk

KPRC Local 2’s “Back to School” adventures take us on a trip down the catwalk!  Ruben Galvan shows us what will be classy in the classroom live from Memorial City Mall.

Back 2 School: Health Checklist

Back 2 School: Health Checklist

You've probably stocked up on back-to-school supplies and clothes by now, but there's one more checklist you may not have thought about- your child's back to school health check.


Back 2 School: HISD will start to send emergency text message alerts

Back 2 School: HISD will start to send emergency text message alerts

There is something new in HISD as students head back to school.

Back 2 School: Freebies and good deals

Clothes, supplies, computers -- the list of back to school needs is a long one. And when you've got more than one child, the cost can really add up. That's why Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis is helping you save some money by finding good deals and free stuff to get your family ready to head back…

Back to school bargains and freebies

August 19, 2014: Don't miss out on these bargains while preparing to send your children back to school. Amy Davis reports.

HISD plans changes in bus routes

Expect transportation changes for students in the Houston Independent School District.

Back 2 School: Buying the right backpack

Back 2 School: Buying the right backpack

It's prime time to shop for school supplies, including backpacks.

Back to school: HISD offers free lunches for students starting in 2014

Back to school: HISD offers free lunches for students starting in 2014

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Houston ISD will implement an initiative to make sure every student gets lunch at school.

Apps that make studying more manageable

A lot has changed since most parents were in school, so why not embrace the technology and let it help?

Apps to help your child focus on studying

August 18, 2014: Apps making studying more manageable for students. Owen Conflenti reports.

What not to buy for college students

Take a look at some items parents do not have to buy so they can save money.

Back 2 School: Setting sleep schedules

Back 2 School: Setting sleep schedules

All summer long your kids have probably been staying up a little later at night, and sleeping in later in the morning.

Back 2 School: Setting sleep schedules

Back 2 School: Setting sleep schedules

Local 2's Courtney Zavala reports

Checklist for first day of school

The first day of school can be an exciting, stressful and chaotic day for parents and students. To help your son or daughter get off to a good start, make sure all of the necessary preparations have been made.

Ruben and 'The Posse' get hype about education

Thousands of students across the country have a college education today thanks to the Posse Foundation.  It’s a program that helps high school students and gives them the support they need to reach their goals through support and scholarships.  Ruben Galvan hangs out with the students and gives us…

Ruben hangs out with 'The Posse' in downtown Houston

Thousands of students across the country have a college education today thanks to the Posse Foundation.  It’s a program that helps high school students and gives them the support they need to reach their goals through support and scholarships.  Ruben Galvan hangs out with the students and gives us…

Tax-free weekend kicks off

Texas sales tax holiday begins today and will continue all weekend.

HISD adding laptops for students and employees

The school district hopes to enhance learning for its students.

Driver leads police on chase through two counties

A driver is behind bars after police say he led them on a high-speed chase from Missouri City into Houston.

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Charter school students invited to enroll in HISD

The Houston Independent School District is inviting students from the Children First Academy, a charter school closed this week by the Texas Education Agency, to enroll in HISD.

Students, community celebrate new Atherton Elementary School

Hundreds of students at Atherton Elementary are heading back to school at a state-of-the-art building in northeast Houston.

Dealing with homework stress

Sept. 6, 2013: Homework is a stress for a lot of children, but it doesn't have to be a burden each night. Rachel McNeill reports.

School district loses crossing guards due to budget cuts

Students are forced to cross a street without crossing guards because of budget cuts.

Boy, 11, enrolls as TCU freshman

An 11-year-old boy has become TCU's youngest student in the university's history.

Fort Bend ISD police work to keep weapons out of schools

The new school year has officially begun and so begins the battle to keep deadly weapons off school campuses, off school buses and out of the classroom.

Principal doesn't allow parents to escort kids to class on first day

On Monday, the school's new principal broke a tradition that allowed parents to escort their students to classrooms on the first day of the school year.

First day of school redo at Fort Bend ISD elementary school

August 27, 2013: A new principal's policy change left parents angry and students anxious on the first day of school. Courtney Gilmore reports.

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HPD: Slow down in school zones as students start new year

Monday marks the first day of class for students in the Houston Independent School District, which means drivers are having to pay careful attention to school zones.

HISD welcomes 7,000 former North Forest ISD students

Less than two months after the state forced the annexation of North Forest ISD, HISD welcomed about 7,000 former North Forest students Monday.

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Man fulfills dream of teaching at age 61

His journey to his classroom took decades, but the first-year teacher said he knows this is what he was meant to do.

Stuff the Bus sees record-breaking year

For 19 days Kroger and KPRC Local 2 teamed up for a school supply drive called 'Stuff the Bus.' Customers donated pre-packaged supply kits and made donations at any Kroger checkout.

Police: Slow down in school zones

August 26, 2013: Houston police are reminding drivers to pay attention to school zones and slow down. Courtney Gilmore reports.

Mother hit by car after taking child to school

August 26, 2013: A mother is recovering after she got hit by a car in Channelview after dropping off her child at school. Gianna Caserta reports.

Back 2 School: Getting 4 kids ready for the first day

Kids from all over the Houston-area are back in the classroom for the first day of school.

Back 2 School: Getting 4 kids ready for their first day

August 26, 2013: Local 2’s Ruben Galvan surprised on Houston family with a wake up call, helped pack lunches and picked out their outfits.

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Buses prepare for first day of school

August 26, 2013: A lot of work goes into getting everything ready for the first day of class; and, that includes all of the school buses that were hitting the roads. Photojournalist Damon Sales reports.

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Local students head back to school

August 26, 2013: Drivers had to pay careful attention to school zones as students headed back to the classroom on Monday. Courtney Gilmore reports.

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Freebie Friday: Free immunizations

Several places will be offering free immunizations to get your children up to date on their shot records before school starts.

Back 2 School: What do you do if your child is being bullied?

In the classroom, on the playground, or online, you need to discuss bullying with your child as they head back to school.

Back 2 School: What do you do if your child is being bullied?

In the classroom, on the playground, or online, you need to discuss bullying with your child as they head back to school.

Back 2 School: After-school options

There are several options that provide a safe haven for  children after the school day ends.

Finding the best after-school options

August 23, 2013: There are several options that provide a safe haven for children after the school day ends. Jennifer Reyna reports.

Back 2 School Adventures: Move-in day at UH

Classes at the University of Houston begin Monday, so Anthony Yanez and Owen Conflenti headed to campus to help out.

Back 2 School Adventures: Move-in day at UH

August 23, 2013: Classes at the University of Houston begin Monday, so Anthony Yanez and Owen Conflenti headed to campus to help out.

Back 2 School: Price comparison website helps save you money

Whatever kind of electronics you're looking for, there is a website that will help you find it and help you find the best deal.

Back 2 School: Price comparison website helps save you money

Whatever kind of electronics you're looking for, there is a website that will help you find it and help you find the best deal.

Back 2 School: Warning signs your child is being bullied

As the countdown to the start of the school year winds down, parents should be aware of the warning signs for bullying.

Back 2 School: Warning signs your child is being bullied

As the countdown to the start of the school year winds down, parents should be aware of the warning signs for bullying.

Back 2 School: Rolling up the sleeves for shots

Getting those back-to-school shots isn’t something kids like doing.

Back 2 School: Rolling up the sleeves for shots

August 22, 2013: As kids from pre-K to high school lined the halls of Vincent W. Miller Intermediate School in Pasadena ISD, Local 2's Owen Conflenti and Anthony Yanez were there to help them work through their fear of needles.

Back 2 School: What to do if your kid hates school

So, what can you do if your child just hates school?

What if your child hates school?

August 22, 2013: What do you do if your child hates going to school? Owen Conflenti reports.

Humble ISD refuses to bus kids nearly two miles from elementary school

The Humble Independent School District is refusing to bus children who live in an apartment complex nearly two miles from their elementary school.

Alternative ways to cheaper college textbooks

Most students Local 2 polled at the University of Houston told us they'll spend about $400 on books this semester. That's why we asked consumer expert Amy Davis to help you save some cash on all those required textbooks.

Back-to-school: Google textbooks

August 21, 2013: Most students Local 2 polled at the University of Houston told us they'll spend about $400 on books this semester, that's why we asked Consumer Expert Amy Davis to help you save some cash on all those required textbooks. Amy Davis reports.

Travel officials urge care as Texas schools resume

Travel groups have urged drivers to use caution as many schools across the state prepare to resume classes next week.

Back 2 School Adventures: Decorating the classroom

August 21, 2013: As teachers head back to work, Owen and Anthony provide a little muscle to get Ms. Rebecca’s classroom put together.

Back 2 School: Avoiding germs in the classroom

Many parents and teachers refer to it as the back-to-school plague; but, there are ways to keep your kids healthy.

How to avoid germs in the classroom

August 21, 2013: Experts say elementary school children get up to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year. Rachel McNeill reports.

New training to prevent school massacres in Houston

Aug. 21, 2013: The Harris County Department of Education is offering a new type of training for teachers and administrators in the 25 school districts it services. Bill Spencer reports.

New training to prevent school massacres in Houston

The Harris County Department of Education is offering a new type of training for teachers and administrators in the 25 school districts it services.

Back 2 School: Find deals when shopping for uniforms

Your back-to-school shopping is almost done, but how much are you spending on school uniforms?

Back-to-school: Uniform price comparison

August 20, 2013: Who has all the best deals on back-to-school essentials? Amy Davis reports.

Houston area teachers trained in recognizing sexual abuse signs

The Children’s Assessment Center and the YMCA are teaming up with a group called Darkness to Light to implement the training, and because the city of Houston also sponsors after school programs, Mayor Parker said some city employees will be trained.

Teachers learn student safety

August 20, 2013: With Back to School season upon us, teachers are learning a valuable lesson on how to ensure student safety when our children return to the classroom. Mary Benton reports.

Back 2 School: What to do with a defiant child

We asked mental health professional and talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw for advice on handling a defiant child.

Back 2 School: What to do with a defiant child

We asked mental health professional and talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw for advice on handling a defiant child.

Back 2 School: Bus Safety for students, parents

Back to School means back to traffic and as students return to the classroom agencies like the Texas Department of Transportation are calling for drivers to pay more attention.

Back 2 School: Bus Safety for students, parents

Back to School means back to traffic and as students return to the classroom agencies like the Texas Department of Transportation are calling for drivers to pay more attention. Courtney Gilmore reports.

Back 2 School Adventures: Triplets tackle their shopping list

Owen Conflenti and Anthony Yanez help a father and his triplets with their back-to-school shopping.

Back 2 School Adventures: Shopping for school supplies

August 20, 2013: The school supply aisle has a lot more options then back with Owen and Anthony were in school. Watch as they go shopping with a set of triplets.

Injury prevention for young athletes

As kids gear up for the new school year and fall sports, it's important to make sure they protect themselves from injury.

Fall sports alert: reducing injuries

August 13, 2013: As kids gear up for the new school year and fall sports, it's important to make sure they protect themselves from injury. Rachel McNeill reports.

Retailers offer special online back-to-school savings

Consumer Expert Amy Davis found several retailers offering special online discounts hoping you'll spend with them.

Back-to-school online savings

August 19, 2013: Retailers are offering special online back to school savings. Amy Davis reports.

Dr. Phil McGraw talks about back-to-school anxiety

August 19, 2013: We asked mental health professional and talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw for advice about reducing a child's back to school anxiety. Rachel McNeill reports.

Reducing back-to-school anxiety

With the start of the school year just days away, some children may feel a little anxious about going to a new school or making new friends.

Back 2 School Adventures: Haircuts for the kids

Local 2’s Owen Conflenti and Anthony Yanez take three Sugar Land students to get "hip Houston haircuts."

Back 2 School Adventures: Haircuts for the kids

Local 2’s Owen Conflenti and Anthony Yanez take three Sugar Land students to get "hip Houston haircuts."

Secrets to being an organized mom

We found some moms in the Houston area and asked them for their secrets to keeping the family organized during the school year.

Secrets to being an organized mom

August 19, 2013: Moms share with other moms a few tricks to help keep it all together. Courtney Zavala reports. 

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Houston holds 5th annual back-to-school drive

Hundreds of families lined up inside of PlazAmericas in southwest Houston to attend the city's 5th annual back-to-school drive for students who will head to classrooms in HISD.

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Heart screens offered to teen athletes

A local family is joining KPRC-TV Local 2, Texas Children's Hospital and Championship Hearts in a landmark, lifesaving program for all Texas high school athletes. 

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NBA star provides school supplies for students

Some residents of Richmond and Rosenberg were treated to much needed school supplies, as 300 backpacks filled with school supplies were ready for the taking.

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PHOTOS: Stuff The Bus at Kroger!

Kroger, Local 2, the Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Texans mascot Toro helped Stuff the School Bus on Friday.

Help us Stuff the School Bus!

Local 2 has teamed up with Kroger, Coca-Cola, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster and Cox Media Group to help deserving students start the new school year off right.

Arian Foster on Stuff the School Bus campaign

Texans running back Arian Foster joined us at the Local 2 studios to kick off the Stuff the School Bus campaign.

HISD upgrades several campuses

The Houston Independent School District is investing more than $10 Million to upgrade several campuses from the recently annexed North Forest School District.

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Girl with syndrome elected as homecoming queen

Oct. 26, 2012: The entire student body of a Katy high school came together to give a great honor to an extraordinary student -- Olivia Ritter. She lives with langer gideon syndrome and is epileptic. Gary Striewski reports.

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HISD pushes healthier options for students

With a third of Houston-area students considered overweight or obese, many school districts are doing what they can to combat the issue by providing healthier options for kids.

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Stranger approaches boy near bus stop

Classes at schools across the Houston area started this week and there have already been reports of suspicious activity near three Humble Independent School District campuses.

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Three HISD schools win $25,000 grants from Target

Three HISD elementary schools win $25,000 grants from Target to help provide educational resources in the classroom.

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Bus routes are hot topic at Katy ISD meeting

Bus routes were the hot topic at Tuesday night's Katy I.S.D. board meeting.

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Teen recovering from brain injury at football practice

Doctors say that small head trauma from hard hits can add up to devastating consequences.

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Bus route cut means 1 hour walk for student

A Katy mother and her daughter walk for more than an hour to get to school after a bus route was cut.

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Student walks 1 hour to school after bus cut

Aug. 28, 2012: A Katy mother and her daughter walk for more than an hour to get to school after a bus route was cut. Gary Striewski reports.

HISD: Several students at school sat on crates

As thousands of students returned to the classroom, one school was not completely ready for all of the students and some sat on crates.

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Police patrol near schools

Police are looking out for speeders now that school is back in session.

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Packing healthy lunch for kids can be easy

There are ways to serve up easy, healthy lunches that will have your child the envy of the school cafeteria.

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Pack healthy options for school lunches

Aug. 27, 2012: There are ways to serve up easy, healthy lunches that will have your child the envy of the school cafeteria. Rachel McNeill reports.

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HISD starts new school year with big changes

Nearly 200,000 HISD students are head back to class and some have seen some new changes at their schools.

HISD students head back to school

Aug. 27, 2012: Hundreds of thousands of students head back to school. Courtney Gilmore reports.

HPD helps kids look good, feel good

The Houston Police Department was out in full force Sunday, helping kids get ready to go back to school.

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Katy ISD holds job fair to find more bus drivers

They Katy Independent School District holds a job fair to find more bus drivers to restore routes that have recently been cut.

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Homeschooling becomes more mainstream

The concept of homeschooling is changing, and Local 2 found it's also becoming almost mainstream. Do you support homeschooling?

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Homeschooling becomes more mainstream

Aug. 24, 2012: The concept of homeschooling is changing, and Local 2 found it's also becoming almost mainstream. Lauren Freeman reports.

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HISD offers healthy menu options

When Houston Independent School District students return to class, they will see a greater variety of healthy food selections on their cafeteria's menu.

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Classes begin for HISD Apollo 20 schools

Students, faculty and staff at 20 Houston ISD campuses head back to class.

How to keep children cool during sports in summer heat

Aug. 20, 2012: After a long summer break, it's time to get back in action and for many kids, that means sports camps. Parents can help their children stay safe. Rachel McNeil reports.

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How to get kids in back-to-school routine

Experts say parents should get their children in a school-time routine well before classes begin.

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How to get kids ready to go back to school

Aug. 17, 2012: Experts say parents should get their children in a school-time routine well before classes begin. Rachel McNeill reports.

Tax-free holiday starts

The Texas sales tax holiday starts today and will last until Sunday, giving shoppers ample opportunities to save money on a variety of back-to-school items and clothing. Pictures of exempt items.

Back-To-School Headquarters: Tax Free Weekend

Paper, pencils, pens, glue, and everything else in between. Here is a quick rundown of what you need to know.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters hands out school supplies

The end of summer is near, which means students are getting ready to head back to school. Thanks to Big Brother Big Sisters and local businesses, hundreds of students will return to the classroom with brand new school supplies.

BBBS helps students get needed school supplies

Aug. 16, 2012: Big Brother Big Sisters and local businesses help hundreds of students return to the classroom with brand new school supplies.

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HISD will have 4 new schools for new year

When HISD students head back to class, some will see some new changes at their schools.

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Driving tips for back to school

School will be back in session soon and whether you have a child in school or not, there are some driving tips you need to keep in mind.

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Jennifer's driving tips for back to school

Aug. 16, 2012: School will be back in session soon and whether you have a child in school or not, there are some driving tips you need to keep in mind. Jennifer Reyna reports.

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Back to school: Where to get best bargains

Getting a child ready for school this year will cost about $85 more than it did last year. Local 2 compares prices to keep you from driving around town looking for the best bargain.

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Back to school supply prices compared

Aug. 15, 2012: Getting a child ready for school this year will cost about $85 more than it did last year. Local 2 compares prices to keep you from driving around town looking for the best bargain. Amy Davis reports.

Bullying program get kids to talk

After years of suffering in silence, many children are finding it easier to speak up about bullying.

Program gets kids to talk about bullying

Aug. 14, 2012: After years of suffering in silence, many children are finding it easier to speak up about bullying. Rachel McNeill reports.

Police beef up patrols around schools, sex offenders' homes

August 13, 2012: As students across the area gear up to head back to school, school district officials and police are putting the finishing touches on plans to make sure students get to and from school safely. Mark Boyle reports.

Police beef up patrols around schools, sex offenders' homes

As students across the area gear up to head back to school, school district officials and police are putting the finishing touches on plans to make sure students get to and from school safely.

How can students deal with back to school anxiety?

Aug. 13, 2012: The first day of school can be extremely stressful for students and their parents. Amy Birchill Lavergne with the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center has some tips to reduce anxiety.

Tax-free holiday starts on Friday

The Texas sales tax holiday starts Friday, giving shoppers ample opportunities to save money on a variety of back-to-school items and clothing. Pictures of exempt items.

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Rice students prepare for new year with O-Week

Incoming students at Rice University are preparing for the first day of class with O-Week.

Photos: Tax-free items during Sales Tax Holiday

Check out the list of items included in Texas' annual Sales Tax Holiday.

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School districts step up security

This year, school districts, big and small, across the area are adding new measures to keep your kids safe.

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School districts make changes to keep students safe

Aug. 13, 2012: Parents and law enforcement officers work together to keep school campuses safe.

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HISD holds bus disaster drill

As students get ready to head back to school, the Houston Independent School District is making sure bus drivers are ready to handle an emergency situation.

Students can acclimate before hitting sports camps

After a long summer break, it's time to get back in action and for many kids, that means sports camps. Parents can help their children stay safe.

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Photos: Best back-to-school cars

Kelley Blue Book experts rank their top affordable new car choices for students.

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Top party schools of 2012

Newsweek unveils its annual list of the hardest-partying schools. Find out where a Texas university ranked.

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HISD revises guidelines for free, reduced meals

HISD has announced a new policy for free and reduced-price meals for students during the 2012-13 school year.

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HISD could see new campuses

A new bond proposal could rebuild, renovate or modernize dozens of Houston Independent School District campuses.

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