8 Houston Journalists Honored through Media Honor Roll 2018 from Harris County Department of Education

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/5/2018, 12:21 p.m.
Eight Houston journalists are being honored by Harris County Department of Education for their fair and balanced reporting about public ...
Houston Style Magazine managing editor Jo-Carolyn Goode

Oct. 4, 2018 - Eight Houston journalists are being honored by Harris County Department of Education for their fair and balanced reporting about public schools. As 2018 Media Honor Roll awardees, the journalists are specifically nominated for supporting education service programs within HCDE.

Media Honor Roll inductees for 2018 (and their support acknowledgements):

Houston Style Magazine managing editor Jo-Carolyn Goode (preschool services through Head Start); River Oaks Examiner reporter Rebecca Hazen (GED classes through Adult Education); Telemundo 47 KTMD reporter Antonio Hernandez (preschool services through Head Start and English classes through Adult Education); Channel 13 KTRK reporter Samica Knight (afterschool through CASE for Kids); African American News publisher Roy Douglas Malonson (afterschool through CASE for Kids and preschool programs via Head Start); Channel 11 KHOU assistant news director Wiley Post (teacher professional development through Teaching and Learning Center); Channel 39 KIAH reporter Mike Rosenhouse (afterschool programs through CASE for Kids); and Channel 2 KPRC special projects producer Debbie Strauss (for supporting at-risk student services through Schools division).

The program is sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, a nonprofit which serves local Texas school districts and represents 5.3 million public school students. Honorees receive a framed certificate, and their names appear in the TASB website at www.tasb.org.

“As we provide education support services to school districts and taxpayers in Harris County, these journalists help us spread the word about programs that help at-risk students, adult learners, afterschool programs, professional development for teachers and other support services,” said James Colbert Jr., county school superintendent.

“We appreciate their professionalism as they gather and share education news and their dedication to presenting news in a fair, accurate and balanced manner.”

About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE provides special education, therapy services, early education, adult education and after-school programming. Services are funded by government grants, fees and a local property tax of less than $9 per homeowner. For every dollar in local property tax collected, HCDE provides $4.70 in services to the 25 Harris County school districts. We operate four campuses for students with profound special education needs and adjudicated or recovering youth who require a low, student-teacher ratio and highly structured environment. One-hundred percent of students served on HCDE campuses are at-risk. We are governed by an elected board of seven trustees and have1,076 employees and 33 facilities, including 15 Head Start centers. More info at www.hcde-texas.org