The likelihood of North Forest Independent School District being annexed into Houston Independent School District seems imminently probable, even though North Forest promises at least one more appeal of the decision.
North Forest, which has been in disarray for almost two decades now, threw a Hail ... More >>
Sen. Dan Patrick's charter school bill has drawn the ire of the one school district that probably would have been the most favorably inclined to support it: Houston.
The Houston Independent School District was charter friendly long before other school districts were, mainly due to the influence of ... More >>
Six years after lawmakers agreed Bible courses could be offered in Texas schools, the Texas Freedom Network finds that course offerings are neither "legally appropriate nor academically sound," according to a report released today.
Lawmakers, after much wrangling that included input from Jewish Hou ... More >>
Conservative Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) probably wasn't expecting broad accolades from the education community when he was named chair of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, and the quick negative reaction from mainline education groups did not disappoint.
The dean of Harris County conser ... More >>
Houston's YES Prep has picked up the Broad Foundation's first top prize for charter school management organizations, winning a cool $250,000 for the charter chain.
The inaugural award was announced at the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools Conference in Minneapolis this morning. The awar ... More >>
Glowing report for these charter schoolsAccording to an independent research firm, KIPP charter schools -- there are several locations in Houston
-- are not guilty of skimming the best and brightest from the public school system, thereby boosting their reported student scores.Nope, according to ... More >>
Not arrested yet, but charges filed and warrants issuedThe Harris County Sheriff's Office has announced that charges have been filed against the charter-school teacher whose videotaped hitting of a student went viral on the web.Sheri Lynn Davis has been charged with injury to a child. Three other ... More >>
To the surprise of absolutely no one familiar with the litigious ways of America, the mother of the kid famously caught on video getting a beatdown from his teacher is suing.And there's a press conference involved!!The Houston personal-injury law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto &a ... More >>
KRIV's Ned Hubbard got his hands on the teacher-fight video of the year, a brawl in a Houston charter school.Officials at Jamie's House Charter School say the teacher has been fired, now that they've seen the video.
Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church is developing a proposal to start a charter school for autistic children that would open in the fall of 2011.Nancy Manley, executive principal in the Houston ISD's charter and alternative schools office, mentioned Lakewood's plans during her address to the Senate Edu ... More >>
The KIPP charter schools in Houston are getting a huge boost from Bill Gates, according to the Wall Street Journal.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it is guaranteeing $30 million worth of bonds so that KIPP can expand operations here "from 4,500 in 15 schools to 21,000 stude ... More >>
Photo by bobster1985There's trouble brewing at the Girls and Boys Preparatory Academy, a small charter school on Houston's southwest side. A little background: the academy received its charter in 1995, making it one of 19 original charter schools to open in Texas. Carroll Salley, the school's founde ... More >>
Houston school officials want to be very clear -- the latest employees arrested for drugs were not teachers at a northwest side charter school.Their desire to make the point clear is understandable, given that so many teachers and staffers have been nabbed for pot lately.So let's emphasize -- the tw ... More >>