Subject:

Lawrence Allen

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    SBOE Member Lawrence Allen Doesn't Live in the District

    Photo by Margaret DowningLawrence Allen (left)​Lawrence Allen Jr. might be convinced to the contrary, but the state agency that oversees redistricting confirms the seven-year member of the State Board of Education no longer lives within the boundaries of his own district. Allen is the voice o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    State Board Of Ed's Latest Wingnut Brainstorm: Use Barack Hussein Obama In Textbooks

    White House photoJoe Biden reacts after reading a Texas textbook and discovering the middle name of the guy next to him‚ÄčThe only good thing about the State Board of Education's ongoing textbook hearing is that it will soon be over. We hope.As yesterday's hearing dragged on and on into the night, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    HISD Turns To Failed Principal For Advice on How to Handle the State Board of Education

    Photo by Margaret DowningLawrence Allen (L) and Greg Meyers​The Houston ISD employees who were asked to draft a resolution asking the State Board of Education to step back from the changes it made recently in the proposed social studies curriculum for public school students, told the Houston s ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Not Rocket Science

    NASA can get political -- for Tom DeLay

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    A Fixer-Upper

    Jones High needs a lot of renovation -- and not just the buildings. At least HISD can't pretend it doesn't know it has a problem. Its own task force told it so.

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    A Split Decision

    Jones High gets to keep Principal Lawrence Allen but loses its prestigious Vanguard program

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Vanguard Vitriol

    Plus: Red Light District

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    The Great Divide

    Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.

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