Some HISD schools are getting left behind.Step aside, Apollo 20. A slew of Houston ISD high schools are going to have to undergo serious overhauls to satisfy requirements of No Child Left Behind. Federal school and district ratings were released this afternoon. In a subsequent press release, ... More >>
Broadway loves nostalgia, and they also love a sure thing. That's why most of the biggest hit musicals on Broadway right now are jukebox musicals that string together narratives out of popular songs. Musicals like Movin' Out, Jersey Boys, and especially Rock of Ages utilize hits from the past ... More >>
Margaret DowningTerry Grier stays on TAKS. It was a masterful performance. At the start of his press conference Thursday in which he announced gains in math and science student test scores, Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier announced that "We're not going to talk about accountability rat ... More >>
Revolution is brewing...The message was clear at Lamar High School last night: remove the magnet designation from high performing schools in the district and Houston ISD will not only be destroying dreams and futures, but it will lose a lot of money as its best and brightest go elsewhere. Tr ... More >>
Photo courtesy wikipedia Lee High School: Bricks started falling from the facadeLee High School is almost 50 years old, and it doesn't seem to be aging well.In fact, it's sinking.Worse, the two distinct parts of the building are sinking at different rates."The building has been declared sa ... More >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
Yates represents.Yates High School's basketball team continues its roll to a state championship, a role that's included some very large blow-outs of over-matched opponentsIt's attracted nationwide attention, and now two of the biggest brand names on television are getting into it.First came Rick ... More >>
Photos by Aaron M. Sprecher / Click here for a slideshowThe Lee High School "cheering section" sat in the smallest little section of stands, in the lowest corner of the east side of the bleachers at Delmar Field House, during Saturday's rematch between the Lee and Yates High School boy ... More >>
There's been a sudden round of mid-year principal shifts in the Houston school district, and it hasn't brought smiles.Energetic and popular Lee High School principal Steve Amstutz is moving on after failing to raise the troubled school's "unacceptable" Texas Education Agency status. His attempt t ... More >>
Is the war on marijuana a waste of precious resources?
Tomorrow night at Walter's On Washington, three Houston bands throw down their first gigs of 2010. For Roky Moon & Bolt they have a new album in the offing and the future seems pretty clear cut. They are riding into this new year with quite an amount of steam behind them from most all the mus ... More >>
Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans
Local high school students put their camera-phones to work
We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video
Stats show how district policies help whites with educational opportunities
Lee High School dropped football, deciding golf was a better sport for its kids, no matter how poor or new to this country they might be
Plus: Over Troubled Waters, Season of Discontent, Rump Roast
A Sudanese refugee gets the best holiday greetings: Her family is safe
Plus: Wonderful Rubbish, Dems Don't Get It, Peeved at Parsons
Everybody knows that HISD is supposed to be second-rate. So why are private school kids defecting back to the district that nobody wanted?
Kosovar refugees in Houston fight to hang on in a land they don't understand
Susan White complained to friends and authorities about Deputy Joseph Kent McGowen, but nobody listened. Then he killed her.