Area school districts and cities had to be breathing a big sigh of relief today as news came out that the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said "no" to handing out large tax breaks to Valero that would have made things even worse for cash-strapped government ... More >>
Wrists are being slappedSeven freaking years ago our Josh Harkinson wrote about the board members of the Houston Community College System and their very relaxed attitude toward ethics and conflicts of interest and so on. HCCS pretty much closed up the ranks and did nothing much. Now it look ... More >>
Has HISD found somebody new?State Senator Mario Gallegos has a new beef with the Houston school district -- he says HISD is stiffing Houston Community College in favor of Lone Star College. Gallegos wrote to HISD superintendent Terry Grier saying the district's "been extraordinarily indiffer ... More >>
Houston ISD board member Manuel Rodriguez has sent out "an open letter to the Taxpayers of HISD" in which he defends the private firm Community Education Partners' operation of its two alternative schools in Houston.HISD Superintendent Terry Grier has proposed ending the contract with CEP, saying ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerFormer Houston Community College System chancellor Bruce Leslie left his job in 2006 before his term was up, after some stormy times with the system's board.As the Houston Press reported two years prior to that, dissatisfaction with Leslie was rampant. Critics said he suppre ... More >>
It looks like Austin ISD is ready to take the Houston ISD route and dump some of its troubled kids into the hands of Community Education Partners, the for-profit operator of alternative schools throughout the country. CEP operates two facilities here in Houston and as we've noted before, seems to be ... More >>
Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students
The Houston Press and two of its writers are named finalists in a regional journalism contest
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HISD cuts $2 million from CEP's lucrative deal and adds more controls.
Rod Paige searches for the perfect image, and CEP wiggles in even closer to the power source -- wherever it can find it
Stardom might be cool for Adam Carroll. But mainly he just wants to be your friend.
Last year, Joann Horton was hired to head Texas Southern University. Now the question is: will she save it, or destroy it?