Read the latest education news from the past week from the Greater Houston area.
Rice University to join American Athletic Conference
Rice University will soon be joining the American Athletic Conference.
After a vote by the American Athletic Conference, the university was offered an invitation alongside five others, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Florida Atlantic University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Texas and The University of Texas at San Antonio, with a join date to be determined, according to an Oct. 21 news release.
Lone Star College System receives approval from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
The Lone Star College System received approval Oct. 25 for its bachelor of science in nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Friendswood ISD proceeds with design plans for new Cline Elementary, Friendswood High School renovations
Designs for the new Cline Elementary School and additions to Friendswood High School are nearing completion and were approved by Friendswood ISD at its Oct. 25 school board workshop.
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Fort Bend ISD board appoints former chief financial officer Steve Bassett as deputy superintendent
Steve Bassett will become a Fort Bend ISD deputy superintendent after the board of trustees approved his appointment to the role Oct. 18 in a 6-1 vote, with trustee Angie Hanan voting against the motion.
American Civil Liberties Union of Texas sues Magnolia ISD over gender-based hair policy
A judge granted a temporary restraining order Oct. 25 against the enforcement of Magnolia ISD's gender-based hair length policy, which states boys' hair length must not be longer than the top of a dress shirt collar, according to a news release from the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.
Hunter Marrow, Chandler France, Andrew Christman, Sierra Rozen and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.