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Isobella Harkrider

Isobella Harkrider
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Isobella Harkrider is a writer who covers healthcare, education, wellness and other lifestyle news. She's the author of several books and has written for The New York Times, SELF, Parents, SheKnows, Houston Press and others.

Fears of Coronavirus Stir Up Racism in Houston, but They Don’t Have To

Right after the Chinese New Year at the end of January, rumors flew of possible coronavirus cases in Houston’s Chinatown. Although the...

Plano, Texas Goes From Suicide City to Suicide Prevention

The logo for Plano Independent School District is a bright red apple with two extended hands reaching toward each other. It may...

IDEA Plans to Grow its Texas Charter Schools as Critics Call for More Spending...

The IDEA charter chain has its eyes set on immense growth, with goals to gain an enrollment of 100,000 students nationwide in...

T-Mobile and Sprint Are Merging, but 5G May Further Divide Texans

Coverage map courtesy of T-Mobile Verizon’s Super Bowl commercial was about humanity, empathy and compassion holding more importance...

Texas Has a Serious Food Insecurity Problem, but Texans Have Solutions

When H-E-B opened its MacGregor grocery store in Houston in December, it changed lives.  The storefront is a new...

A Look at Homeless Youth Attending Public Schools in Texas

Teenager years are a critical time of self-growth for developing interests and skills that influence most people for the rest of their...

The Legacy of Black Cowboys in Texas’ Black History

Photos courtesy of the Black Cowboy Museum If you ask Larry Callies what the most popular...

An Outlook for Texas’ Charter School Teacher Pay and Certification

In Texas, the average teacher salary is below the national average, even a $5,000 raise is a huge boost to their overall...

A Look at School Lunch Debt in Texas

In 2017, when State Rep. Helen Giddings (D-Desoto) held up a piece of yellow cheese as an example of lunch given or...

What Texas Charter Schools Could Look Like Following New TEA Standards

As the Texas Education Agency debates new state rules that could fast-track charter school expansion, the role of charter schools in Texas—and...

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