• Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Teachers in Atherton Elementary Testing Scandal Appeal to the TEA Commissioner

    The Atherton Elementary teaching scandal entered its next phase Monday when the attorney for the three teachers who Houston ISD trustees voted to terminate last week, filed a petition for review with the state commissioner of education and slung some serious allegations the superintendent's way. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    HISD Gets Ready to Fire 3 Teachers, Teachers' Attorney Says Not So Fast

    After a five-month investigation into testing irregularities at Atherton Elementary School, three of the teachers involved are going to be recommended for termination at Thursday's school board meeting, Houston ISD announced in a press release Wednesday. But Larry Watts, attorney for teachers Reue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    HISD Eyes More School Closures, a Hike in Lunch Prices, UPDATED

    Dollars: HISD ain't got `em​Update:HISD spokesman Jason Spencer sent us a note that these schools are now up for closure and/or consolidation: Elementary schools: Memorial, Paige, N.Q. Henderson, Port Houston, Gordon, Pleasantville, Stevenson, Houston Gardens, Burrus, Rhoads, Grimes, McDade, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    120 HISD Schools To Open Tuesday -- UPDATED

    The Houston school district has announced that 120 schools will be open for students on Tuesday. Other schools will be added Thursday, officials said. Some other schools might need generators or portable buildings. No school was damaged so severely that massive repairs are needed, officials said. ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    For Whom the Belt Tolls

    The curse of the area rocket men continues with California convictions