Sen. Dan Patrick continues to emphatically insist his new plan for accountability and high school diplomas will produce rigor; it will just be a different kind of rigor. Patrick, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, has been slammed in the national media for stepping away from the 4x4 curricu ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningTerry Grier has a chart for successIn Greensboro, North Carolina, Terry Grier was known as that (crazy) guy who gave a car away every year.Grier, now slightly more than one year into his superintendency in Houston, used that dramatic, crowd-pleasing technique to up the nu ... More >>
US News & World Report has put out its list of best high schools in the nation, and HISD is (deservedly) crowing that six of its schools have been named.(Should we mention that it took three tries for the HISD news office to get it right? No, that would be a cheap shot.) (Oops.)And the USNWRe ... More >>
Further discussions of what organizers are calling "systemic illegal referrals of students to CEP/alternative disciplinary education on the basis of forged government documents" at Reagan High School will be just one of hot-button agenda items tonight at a suddenly called meeting of "over 100 ... More >>
Photo by Thomas RundleAlthough Robert doesn't speak except for the occasional drawn-out yes or no, he draws back his head covered in wispy white hair, his eyes light up and his mouth opens up in a gap-toothed grin expressing excitement. He lives in the Center, an assisted-living facility for people ... More >>
The Hightower High School football program fielded its first varsity team in 2000, but in just nine seasons, the school has graduated some great players -- two have played in the NFL -- and made the playoffs seven times. This year, however, is the first time the team has adva ... More >>
The uproar you hear is screaming parents
Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.
Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students
School test scores rise as more low-scoring students drop out.
Local high school students put their camera-phones to work
Announcing the winners from last month's photo contest for high school students
And that's a compliment to Rian Johnson's teen detective noir
Broadcasting high school games, ESPN-style
HISD continues to send students to CEP. Whether they go there, stay there or return successfully to their home school is anyone's guess.
A model student-athlete unthinkingly brings a knife to school and ends up in jail, then expelled. Why one-size-fits-all discipline fails kids.
What do seniors really do on prom night? The Houston Press investigates
This week: Our first- through fifth-place finishers
The schools who could have been contenders
Counting down: Our sixth- through tenth-place finishers
Stats show how district policies help whites with educational opportunities
The TAKS field test results were so gawd-awful they may become a catalyst for good
Thousands of students disappear from our schools yearly, but the TEA insists they're not dropouts
Scaling Green Mountain, Where Credit's Due, Horse-Whipped
Kids rack up university credits right there in high school. And their districts and colleges ring up ample revenues in the process. But are the students really learning?
Parents and students fight to save Lamar High School's International Baccalaureate program. Administrators don't see a problem.
It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?
Joe Coleman, tailor to Houston's zoot suit culture, knows one thing for certain: Sometimes, clothes do make the man.