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The HCCTV Podcast Network

Mar 28, 2023

In this episode, we look at three programs for specialized populations: VAST Academy, Weekend College and Honors College.

Sandra Pierce, BS, WIP-C,CBTAC
Director of Employment Services, VAST Academy 

Jim McCleskey, Ph.D.
Weekend College Coordinator

Cheryl Peters, PhD
Executive Director, Honors College


Mar 28, 2023

Guests: Djuina Matthews, Senior Manager, City of Houston
Rachael Abbott, Librarian, City of Houston

Episode interview focused on the Mentor/Mentee Program with the Houston Public Library that came about as an endeavor from a survey to better deal with and understand the George Floyd incident. Basis and expectations were...

Mar 23, 2023

Guest: Steve Amstutz, Director, Measuring What Matters, Institute for Research and Reform in Education

Mr. Amstutz talks about how the problems associated with the TEA take-over of HISD has been going on for decades. He talks about how a genuine investment in students, which is presently grossly inadequate, will have to...

Mar 22, 2023

Guest: Ruth Lopez Turley, Professor/Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University

Professor Turley talks about the factors, substantiated through research, regarding the Texas take-over of the Houston Independent School District. She talks about how improvement in funding is a key factor on the impact...

Mar 21, 2023

In this episode, we celebrate Women’s History Month with Cheryl Peters, Ph.D. Executive Director, Honors and Weekend College; Margaret Ford Fisher, Ed.D. President, Online College; and Melissa Miller-Waters, Ph.D., Director, Accreditation Evaluation and Planning, Strategy Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.