Houston Newsmakers Aug. 6: Back to school best practices, facts about immunization

HOUSTON – As hundreds of thousands of students prepare to head back to school, Children at Risk has announced its list of quality schools in the region.

Mandi Kimball is the director of public policy for Children at Risk and says providing the list is just one way to help parents make educated decisions about their children's education.

“We look at the public school system, kindergarten through 12th grade and how are they perform,” she said.  “And we provide resources, grades actually, A through F on how a school overall is performing.” 

Kimball is a guest on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall and talks how many schools in the region received C’s, D’s and F’s and what that means.


Carol Shattuck is the president and CEO of Collaborative for Children, an organization that devotes its attention to and advocates for quality early childhood education. Shattuck says the “Find Child Care” section of their website is a perfect way to gain valuable knowledge.

Houston Newsmakers: Children at Risk provides parents education decision

“Collaborative for Children has an excellent database on all of the early childhood options, from childcare, to head start, to public pre-K,” Shattuck said. “You can just go online and do a search and find out what are the options available to you based on the criteria that you set.”

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