HISD students may be able to pass the test needed to graduate, but that doesn't mean they know how to read.
Dr. Billy Reagan is 83 years old and even though his days as superintendent of the Houston ISD are long behind him, he still keeps a careful watch over the largest public school district in the state. According to Reagan, who bases his conclusions on analyses of HISD scores on the national Stanfor ... More >>
HISD didn't just absorb North Forest out of the goodness of its heart. There's some real benefits in the acquisition to the mega district and its superintendent. Hopefully for the kids as well.
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 >>
The Texas Education Agency's plan to have the Houston school district absorb the chronically troubled North Forest district has been shelved, for now at least. TEA commissioner Robert Scott informed HISD by letter today that merging with NFISD "is no longer an option," HISD spokesman Jason Spencer ... More >>
North Forest ISD will be shutting down for good soon.George McShan, who spent two years guiding the North Forest Independent School District toward stability, is not shocked to see the state seek its closure. Last week, Commissioner Robert Scott ordered the beleaguered school district be shu ... More >>
Right in the middle of the Gulfton Ghetto, one school is putting on a grand experiment.
Vending machines are leaving Texas school cafeterias. But the mother lode of "minimal nutritional value" has hardly gone away.
Are educators cheating on TAAS? Is anyone going to stop them?