HISD To Consider All-Girls School
The Houston school district is considering a school limited only to girls, a district spokesman says.
A public meeting Monday night will discuss the possibility, Norm Uhl said.
The district already has an all-boys charter school, but an organization called The Foundation for the Education of Young Women wants to bring its own charter to town.
FEYW operates girls-only schools, from 6th to 12th grade, in five Texas cities, including Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.
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HISD board members Paula Harris and Anna Eastman have toured one of those schools, Uhl says.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at HISD HQ.
At the meeting will be FEYW executive director Carmyn Neely, who is not to be confused with hockey legend Cam Neely.
The group's "core values" statement:
Our schools shine as proof of the educational benefits of receiving an all-girls, college preparatory, public education. The schools offer young urban girls in Texas a choice in their education ... a choice for a brighter educational future. Each school is built upon our core values of College Preparation, Responsible Leadership, and Wellness Life Skills.
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