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.
When last we saw Bun B, the Buddha of Gulf Coast rap also dubbed "Houston's unofficial mayor" - by us, yes, but it fits, don't it? - was all smiles as usual. Saturday afternoon the ever-trill UGK rapper's countenance beamed as he shook hands, posed for pictures, and signed autographs at Cactus Music ... More >>
Sen. Dan Patrick's charter school bill has drawn the ire of the one school district that probably would have been the most favorably inclined to support it: Houston. The Houston Independent School District was charter friendly long before other school districts were, mainly due to the influence of ... More >>
Glowing report for these charter schoolsAccording to an independent research firm, KIPP charter schools -- there are several locations in Houston -- are not guilty of skimming the best and brightest from the public school system, thereby boosting their reported student scores.Nope, according to ... More >>
A just-released report from a New York City prof warns that while KIPP – the Knowledge Is Power Program operated in non-profit charter schools in cities across the country including Houston -- does many good things, it should not be adopted as a role model for changes in public schools. To which ... More >>
For years, Harriet Ball miraculously boosted the test scores of academically at-risk kids in Houston. Finally, educators across the country are taking note.