Disagreements about money and how to spend it.A majority of Houston ISD trustees meeting Monday afternoon said they want $18.5 million -- the amount of money they initially overcut from their budget -- to go back to the district's schools this fall with no restrictions on how principals shoul ... More >>
Terry Grier on the high diveIn a startling reversal of previous statements and his own avowed philosophies, Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier today released a statement that he will recommend to the school board that teachers not be evaluated by their students' test scores this next scho ... More >>
Parents who bought into the TAKS hype dealt blow at HISD meeting.
ApprovedHouston school board trustees voted 6-1Thursday to renew HISD's contract with Community Education Partners. The roughly $14 million contract with the Nashville-based alternative schooling program for at-risk students had received harsh criticism from the League of United Latin ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningCEP survives another day, even under GrierThere will be trims. There will be millions of dollars in savings. There will be new initiatives and new monitoring, but the bottom line is: Community Education Partners will continue to operate its two alternative schools in Hou ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningHouston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier says he loves working with "prickly parents" because they care about their children and want what's best for them.Perhaps that's why he and the HISD administrative team are finally on the brink of landing a new home for Carnagie Vang ... More >>
Photo courtesy HISDThe Houston school board plans to vote later today on $121.5 million in school improvements over and above the projects approved in the 2007 bond election.Because each of the nine trustee districts has exactly the same amount of overcrowding/undercrowding and facilities in need ... More >>
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