Education Matters - understanding learning differences

FOX IN FOCUS is putting a spotlight in education in the pandemic, as many students return to the classroom and work to overcome widespread pandemic learning loss. But some parents may have noticed that their child is still falling behind. FOX26 anchor Kaitlin Monte takes a look at how, for some students, it was never the pandemic that triggered their struggle.

Education Matters- Learning Differences

FOX IN FOCUS is putting a spotlight in education in the pandemic, as many students return to the classroom and work to overcome wide-spread pandemic learning loss. But some parents may have noticed that their child is still falling behind. FOX26 anchor Kaitlin Monte takes a look at how, for some students, it was never the pandemic that triggered their struggle.

FOX IN FOCUS: More than pandemic learning loss

We are a few weeks into the school year with many students back in classrooms. Some parents may have noticed their child still falling behind academically. FOX 26's Kaitlin Monte takes a look at whether it may be something more than pandemic learning loss.

Tackling Houston's "silent crisis": adult illiteracy

There's another problem in Houston that is not getting as much attention as the pandemic: adult illiteracy. One in three adults has low functional literacy in our area. Federico Salas-Isnardi shares what the Houston Mayor's Office of Adult Literacy is doing to combat the problem.

Mural project refreshes Houston area

UP Art Studio has brought its "Big Walls, Big Dreams" project to Houston to revitalize and refresh buildings throughout the area. More than twenty murals are expected to go up through the months of May and June, including a walkable painting on Preston Street in Downtown. For a map and full list, visit http://www.upartstudio.org/.

Waller factory hiring 1000 workers

Houston continues to struggle to build back the jobs that were lost due to rock-bottom oil prices and the pandemic. One employer is making a dent in unemployment numbers by hiring one thousand employees and offering them a way to get to work.

Reaching victims of human trafficking during COVID-19 pandemic

"Everybody is seeing an increase in both labor and sex trafficking," said Elaine Andino is the organization's director of partnerships. United Against Human Trafficking also leads the 55 member organization Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition.