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HOUSTON (AP)

Two weeks after Ike, kids are still not in school

It's been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Ike hit Southeast Texas and some schools have yet to reopen.

About 20% of schools in Houston - the biggest school district in Texas - and all of the Galveston schools were closed today.

Most Houston schools will reopen on Monday.

While a few Galveston schools will open next week, many are serving as shelters for people made homeless by the storm.

Children are being allowed to enroll in other districts around the state.

Once school is back in session, educators will have another problem: How to make up for lost class time.

Administrators are considering extending school hours or holding classes on holidays or days normally set aside for staff training.

On the Net:

Hurricane School Closings: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/hurricane/schclosings.html

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