North Forest Independent School District

  • News

    October 3, 2013


    Edna Forte was supposed to fix North Forest ISD, but says she ran out of time.

  • News

    October 3, 2013

    Everyone Says They Want the Best for North Forest Students, As Long As They Stand to Benefit.

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Cover Story: Saving Graces

    Last summer the doors to North Forest Independent School District closed for the last time. When they reopened again, the campuses and students once a part of the realm of the small, impoverished, minority-dominated school district in northeast Houston were under the control of Houston Independent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    North Forest ISD's Hopes To Avoid HISD Merger Vanishing Quickly

    The likelihood of North Forest Independent School District being annexed into Houston Independent School District seems imminently probable, even though North Forest promises at least one more appeal of the decision. North Forest, which has been in disarray for almost two decades now, threw a Hail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    TEA Head: Final Decision On Charter Providers For Troubled North Forest ISD Rests With HISD

    Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams made it clear in his confirmation hearing this morning that the future of North Forest Independent School District would lie with Houston Independent School District if his decision for closure is upheld. The Texas Senate has to confirm Williams, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    North Forest ISD Makes One More Appeal To State To Stay Alive

    The flagging and beleaguered North Forest Independent School District argued for one more reprieve before the Texas Education Agency on Friday morning, naming a non-profit educational management organization led by KIPP founder Mike Feinberg as the new savior for the failing district. As is typical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Administrator Not Surprised to See North Forest ISD Shuttered by State

    North Forest ISD will be shutting down for good soon.​George McShan, who spent two years guiding the North Forest Independent School District toward stability, is not shocked to see the state seek its closure. Last week, Commissioner Robert Scott ordered the beleaguered school district be shu ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    On Hold

    Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Captive Emotions

    Reagan Hamilton goes into Texas jails and tells inmates they better stay in touch with their kids. Her sadly powerful message has sparked some successes. Too bad they don't include her own father.

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    December 4, 1997