The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means another, perhaps more stressful, deadline looms. The first round of applications is due Dec. 18 for parents who want to send their children to magnet programs in the Houston Independent School District.
HISD has more than 100 magnet programs with various specialties, including fine arts; science, technology, engineering and math; gifted education; and language immersion. Mark Shenker, the district’s assistant superintendent of school choice, spoke with Houston Chronicle education reporter Ericka Mellon on Tuesday about some changes this year.
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