Hair Balls is licking our lips over an atheist group's planned protest of a Christian homeschoolers' convention in The Woodlands later this summer -- few things are more awesome than watching two groups of insufferably sanctimonious windbags duke it out in a heavyweight Battle of the Blowhards. As ... 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 >>
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 >>
HISD is expanding its at-home learning program, whereby kids from across the state (mostly home-schoolers) can get a tuition-free educational curriculum monitored by a certified teacher via computer and phone.The district partners with the Texas Connections Academy to offer the program, which is the ... 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.
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Some CEP students have been locked in for years
HISD cuts $2 million from CEP's lucrative deal and adds more controls.
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HISD settles with parents over CEP punishments
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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?
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HISD insists that kids sent to its alternative school should spend an entire year there, no matter what. What a crock.
"Unschoolers" like Holly Furgason don't believe in public education. They don't even believe in teachers. They believe in the ability of their children to teach themselves. Will the law catch up with them?
First Friendswood rallied to find Laura Smither. Then it rallied to find her killer.