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Texas education chief making mark in Harvey crisis — Houston Chronicle
Education Commissioner Mike Morath praised for managing disaster.

Flood Damage from Harvey Forces Change at Lone Star College — Houston Chronicle
Lone Star College-Kingwood repairs to flood-damaged buildings may not be completed until May.

UT-Austin Changes Automatic Admissions to Top 6 percent for fall 2018 — Houston Chronicle
High-school applicants to the University of Texas at Austin will have to work a little harder to earn an acceptance next year.

Cal State’s Retreat from Remediation Stokes Debate on College Readiness— The Chronicle of Higher Education
University’s decision to eliminate all noncredit remedial classes next fall will either remove roadblocks to success for struggling students or set more of them up for failure.

HISD May be Able to Avoid Paying Recapture Thanks to Harvey — Houston Chronicle
The Houston Independent School District may be able to avoid paying part – or perhaps all – of its over $100 million state-mandated recapture payment.

Cornell Tech island Campus, once a model for UT in Houston, opens — Houston Chronicle
Houston officials and Texas university leaders may be taking note.