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‘Other divisions are also using that code:’ HPD’s union reveals more cases within HPD are being …

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-02-23 19:35:12

SUMMARY: Parents are reacting to the news of thousands of sexual assault cases in Houston being deactivated due to lack of staff, leading to no investigations or hope of justice for the victims. The Houston Police Department’s union president, Doug Griffith, is questioning Chief Troy Finner about why action was not taken earlier and why cases were suspended as far back as 2021. Mayor John Whitmire, who ran a public safety first campaign, is facing an integrity test after the revelations. Both parents and officials are demanding answers and accountability from the mayor and police chief regarding the handling of these cases.

The Houston Police Department’s Union President, Doug Griffith, is asking the same set of questions on Friday of HPD Chief Troy Finner that KPRC 2 Investigates asked of the chief on Thursday after Finner revealed to Houstonians that he knew about sex assault cases being suspended as far back as November 2021.

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Gov. Greg Abbott ‘certain’ school vouchers will pass

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-04-21 14:48:39

SUMMARY: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is campaigning for school choice candidates and pushing for education savings accounts. Despite criticism from public school officials, Abbott is confident in passing school choice legislation. There are concerns about public school funding and whether it will be increased next year. Abbott’s opponents argue that public schools need more funding, while Abbott emphasizes teacher pay raises. The debate surrounding public education funding is contentious, with Abbott standing by his support for school choice. Overall, Abbott’s approval rating remains strong, with his focus on border security and property tax relief resonating with voters.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made passing school choice legislation a top priority. The governor sat down with FOX 4’s Steven Dial to talk about where things stand after the primary election and says deals that were previously offered may now be off the table.

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KPRC 2 Pet Project: Meet Sophie

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-04-21 09:06:20

SUMMARY: KPRC 2's Pet Project is working with the Houston Humane Society to find homes for pets in need. Today, Sophie, a lovable bully mix breed, is being introduced by her foster mom Alyssa Gonzalez. Sophie is described as cuddly and happy, and would thrive in a loving home with a family who can care for her. Interested adopters are encouraged to make Sophie a part of their family. The early bird special for the K9 Fun Run ends today. Additionally, Mixie, a dog previously , has found her forever home thanks to KPRC. She now has a loving family and a happy new life.

The Houston Humane Society introduces us to a sweet Sophie, who loves to cuddle!

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Growing concern over rise of uncertified teachers in Texas | FOX 7 Austin

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www.youtube.com – FOX 7 Austin – 2024-04-20 21:53:30

SUMMARY: In tonight’s Fox 7 Focus, Dr. Heath Morrison discusses the rise of uncertified teachers in Texas Public Schools, due to districts of innovation allowing for hiring without certification. Before the pandemic, there were 2-3,000 uncertified teachers, but now there are over 177,000. Uncertified teachers tend to leave after 3 years and lack preparation in lesson construction and classroom management. Dr. Morrison emphasizes the need to support and certify these teachers, and suggests legislative action in the future. He believes in enhancing the teaching profession and ensuring proper compensation. The goal is to provide a pathway for uncertified teachers to become certified.

Concerns are growing over the sharp increase in uncertified teachers working in Texas public schools. Should you be worried about the quality of your child’s education? FOX 7’s John Krinjak takes a closer look.

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