You did your homework? Cha-chingStudents at 25 Houston ISD schools -- and their parents -- will have a chance to earn cash by, get this: Doing their homework!"Why not?" was the consensus reached today by the seven trustees at a workshop meeting. Equipped with a $1.5 million private donation from ... More >>
Back when I was a little kid on the mean streets of Austin (Yep, I lived there for two years during my youth) in the mid-`70's, me and a few of my fellow second-graders would play Star Wars during recess. We would pretend the jungle gym was the Millenium Falcon, the area behind the rocks was Tato ... More >>
This is the tale of two teachers. Each of them inherit fifth-graders who test out at the start of the school year, on average, at third grade, fifth month. The kids are from the same neighborhood. They have identical demographics: roughly the same number come from single-parent homes, live in ... More >>
Hamilton Middle School, which was closed Thursday and Friday over swine flu concerns, has reopened, HISD and city officials said.Hamilton had been closed because an individual "had exposure to a known case" of the flu, Health and Human Services spokeswoman Kathy Barton tells Hair Balls. "And subsequ ... More >>
Chef Monica Pope at MacGregor Elementary School. Photos by Carlos Meltzer
There's alot of talk these days about problems and solutions. The
economy, the environment, healthcare, education. But as we all know
there appears to be a lot more problems than there are solutions. And
alot more talk th ... More >>
The other day I had a random thought: When "COPS" first aired, wasn't, like, Jimmy Carter the president?
Dang. I just went back and checked. That show premiered when I was in junior high. JUNIOR HIGH. Do you know how long ago that was? I'm not ashamed to say I'm 32 and lookin' fine, but my God ... More >>
Houston experimental/improvised music nonprofit Nameless Sound begins its spring session of classes for young people this evening. The classes are free of charge and open to area youth from kindergarten through high school, offering instruction in three ensembles:
Nameless Sound Youth Ensemble: Imp ... More >>
Enough with the Houston-area teachers and principals and all their dope-smoking and having affairs with kids.
What about something good about the teachers around here?
Okay -- there's Andrea Hill, a sixth-grade teacher at Patrick Henry Middle School.
What's she done lately?
Gotten herself ch ... More >>
State Comptroller John Sharp has suggested that HISD needs to fire more incompetent
teachers. But as the case of Beverly Goodie shows, it's not that simple. Just how do
you tell who's incompetent? And what happens when you try?