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Forced into parenthood, Dems ask where’s the money to support moms, children

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade’s constitutional protections for abortion rights set off a contest between Democrats and Republicans going into the midterm elections over whose policies would do more to help vulnerable mothers and children. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., who heads the Republican campaign committee in the Senate, said GOP lawmakers now have the responsibility to…

FBISD board approves $930m budget for 2022-23 school year

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved at its regular meeting Monday night, a total budget of $930 million for the 2022-23 school year.  The total spending plan includes the General Fund, Debt Service and the Child Nutrition Fund.   Salary & benefits make up $679 million of the General Fund budget, which includes…

Spring ISD, PVAMU partner to connect paraprofessionals with careers

Spring ISD, in conjunction with longtime district partner Prairie View A&M University, is launching a new initiative aimed at connecting current Spring ISD classroom paraprofessionals with career advancement opportunities through Prairie View A&M’s alternative teacher certification program and the university’s Whitlowe R. Green College of Education. During its June 9 work session, the Spring ISD…

TSU offers meningitis, flu, COVID vaccines for new, returning students

Texas Southern University has partnered with the Houston Health Department (HHD) to make three vaccines – including the meningitis vaccine that is required for students under the age of 22 who live on campus – available free of charge to new and returning students. In addition to meningitis, the flu and COVID vaccines will also…