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At Grissom Elementary 300 of 800 kids are homeless. And this isn't the school with the most homeless in the Houston Independent School District

"We have extra coats. We have extra food. We do a lot of work with the whole child and not just the classroom piece of the child," said Principal Cynthia Smith.

You can read the story here. It raises questions about what teachers' response should be. Should keeping high academic standards be of primary importance?

Reading about the children's circumstances, I'm remembering when Barbara Bush donated big bucks for the Houston school system to purchase her son Neil's Ignite! Curriculum on Wheels (COW).

— Margaret Downing
Houston Press





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