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.
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.
Going into the pandemic, an estimated 14% of public school students were receiving learning accommodations.
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.
As students reenter classrooms, districts are challenged with providing the best health and safety measures, emotional support and recovering significant learning loss.
FOX 26 Maria Salazar explains how the performance of students in mathematics has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the 2021-2022 school year upon us, concerns loom over the learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic - fortunately, FOX 26 has found some resources to help with free educational resources.
Practicing life skills including problem solving and analytical thinking at home can help boost your student's performance in the classroom.
As we gear up for the new school year, many students are still in need of extra support to make up for disrupted learning during the pandemic. Studies show kids are behind in reading achievement, especially in the early grades.
Denise Middleton looks at the loss in reading skills among students during the pandemic and how to bring them back up to grade level.
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.
The Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation offers multiple resources for Houstonians.
The new guidance will allow for remote learning for up to 20 days for students that are sick with COVID-19 or have been exposed to it.
The Texas Education Agency has released its new public health guidance as the school year is quickly approaching across the state.
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/.
Fellowship Houston is a young church surviving on faith after a year of challenges caused by the pandemic.
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.
FOX 26 Reporter Maria Salazar explains what one shelter for survivors of sex trafficking is having to do after the winter storm caused up to $100,000 in damage.
"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.
If you pass through Houston's northside, you may notice four new mini-murals. Besides being beautiful public art, they're also helping to raise awareness about one of the most challenging crimes in our city -- human trafficking.