When Terry Grier came in as the new superintendent of Houston ISD in September 2009, many critics of the alternative schools operated by Community Education Partners were encouraged when he started questioning why the district was farming out some of its kids. At board workshops, Grier made it clea ... More >>
Terry Grier is calling for a less expensive CEP contract Updated: With comments from board agenda meeting at end of story. Community Education Partners will shutter its Ferndale campus as a result of an amended contract calling for it to receive $1.8 million less a year from the Houston IS ... More >>
The Houston Independent School District Administration is recommending to the board that the district sign an almost $19.3 million contract with Community Education Partners, the private company that operates two alternative schools here.Despite years of criticism of the operations at the Ferndale a ... More >>
HISD continues to send students to CEP. Whether they go there, stay there or return successfully to their home school is anyone's guess.
Rod Paige searches for the perfect image, and CEP wiggles in even closer to the power source -- wherever it can find it
HISD and a paid trustee get entangled in the spreading empire of a private firm touting safe alternative schools for troubled kids. So why are some students and parents so scared?
A "Learning How to Survive (at) CEP" sidebar
Ungraded exams. Suspect scores. Departing teachers and lawsuits. Is this alternative school really passing the test on its highly touted educational claims?
This HISD program teaches a big lesson: Don't question what the district touts