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  • What Do The Top Schools In Houston Have In Common

    This week, the group Children at Risk released its annual ranking of all the public schools in the Greater Houston area. For the first time, schools got letter grades, from A to F. The top ten high schools in Houston include Carnegie Vanguard, KIPP Houston and Kerr High School in Alief.  East Early College rose to Number 7 this year out of 150 high schools in Houston.

    Those schools — and any other school with an A grade — share some common characteristics.

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  • East Early College High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2012!  The Blue Ribbon is awarded to schools who have high student performance and achievement.  East Early College is the only HISD high school to be chosen for 2012, along with Cage/Chrysalis as the only Middle/Elementary School.
    The award was made in Washington DC on November 12th.  Thank you for all your hard work every day-students, parents, faculty, and staff. Blue Ribbon
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Book List

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    by Rebecca Skloot Creative Non-Fiction

    Henrietta Lacks, a poor tobacco farmer whose cells were taken from her during a medical procedure in 1951 became known to science as HeLa.  HeLa became one of the most important tools in medicine, cells used to develop the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells were bought and sold by the billions, yet she remained unknown.  Henrietta’s daughter discovered accidentally that her mother’s cells generated billions of dollars, and yet she was unable to afford basic health insurance. The family began to fight for the cells. 

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  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    by Sean Covey Self-Help
    A study of the habits that will allow teens to reach their full potential without getting stressed out.  The book includes activities to practice building good study and relationships habits.
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