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Past Events

Wednesday | September 29 | 1 PM CST

Teachers and students need focused and intense emotional support right now in response to so much lost in the pandemic –jobs, housing, loved ones. Join Good Reason Houston’s Becca Dray (Director of District & School Support) as we talk to FuelEd and Momentous Institute about the support that educators and kids are needing and what we can do to help.

Post-Session Ed Talk
Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12 PM CST

The 2021 Texas Legislative Session ended in May, and many education-related bills were discussed and some passed into law. Senator Larry Taylor, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, joins us on this webinar to share a wrap-up of a consequential session for education.

What Does Equity for Students Look Like?
Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 1 PM CST

In this episode of Good Ideas, Webinar Series, Good Reason Houston’s Delicia Jones (Chief Strategy & Investments Officer) and Sheleah D. Reed, APR (Chief Communications Officer for Aldine ISD) have a conversation about how school districts are pursuing equity for students, featuring a case study in Aldine ISD.

What Vaccines Mean for Education
Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 11 AM CST

Vaccine hesitancy will play a role in how comfortable parents and teachers feel returning to in-person school this fall. Join us as we talk with Dr. Ryan Neal from Houston Methodist Hospital about why it’s important for students, teachers, and parents to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and what it means for schools.

Best in Class: Creating More Great Schools
Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 1 PM CST

Meron Tekle, our Director of New School Creation, talked with Marvin Pierre, a Good Reason Houston New School Fellow who is launching The Justice Hub School here in Houston, about how to grow more high-quality public schools for students through the creation of innovative public schools and networks. 

Public Education is in Session
Monday | March 22, 2021 | 1 PM CST

As the Texas Legislature convenes this year, public education issues are top of mind. Texas State Representative Harold Dutton Jr., Chair of the House Committee on Public Education and native of Fifth Ward, will share what lawmakers are discussing and the impact on our public schools.

Measuring Academic Performance in the Wake of COVID-19
Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 11:30 AM CST

Good Reason Houston’s Veronica Garcia and Margaret Spellings, former Secretary of Education and currently the president and CEO of Texas 2036, have a conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on student academic outcomes and the importance of measuring student and school performance.

Houston Pre-K in Crisis?
RESCHEDULED: Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 1:30 PM CST

The data is clear that a strong, early start in education is key to attacking the persistent racial and socioeconomic gaps in educational outcomes. Sadly, as a result of COVID-19 Houston is facing a pre-K enrollment crisis that could have lasting negative impacts on our community for decades to come. Speakers: Jennifer Blaine, Superintendent of Spring Branch ISD, Ray Mondragon, Aldine ISD, Executive Director of Early Childhood, Mari Martinez, Alief ISD, Early Childhood Coordinator, and Marisol Castruita, Houston ISD, Director of Early Childhood.

The Pandemic and Education: A Global Perspective
Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 9 A.M. CST

Good Reason Houston and Teach For America-Houston host a candid conversation about the impacts of the pandemic on education around the globe with Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for All, a network of 58 organizations working to expand educational opportunities for children around the world.