Robert Kimball

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    January 11, 2011

    CEP and Robert Kimball Settle Lawsuit

    Settled but confidential​We'll never know if Community Education Partners would have been able to prove its contention in court that its chief critic, civic activist Robert Kimball, really was responsible for damaging its business in the Houston ISD and elsewhere in the state. That's because ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    CEP Doubles Down on Critic Robert Kimball, Sues For $9 Million

    CEP ups the legal ante against a critic​Civic activist and former Sharpstown High vice principal Robert Kimball is responsible for Houston ISD reducing the amount it pays Community Education Partners, the private company that operates two alternative schools in Houston, and therefore should be ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    CEP Exits Philly And Fort Myers, But Houston ISD Still Loves It

    CEP: Turns out it's NOT always sunny in Philadelphia​While Houston ISD -- after some close inspection -- decided to renew its multi-million dollar (albeit somewhat lowered) contract with Community Education Partners, school boards in Philadelphia and Fort Myers, Florida were not so enthralled with ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    HISD Head Says CEP Will Grant Contract Extension, Giving Him Time To Study Whether To Renew It

    ​Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier told Hair Balls today that he has a verbal agreement from the leaders of Community Education Partners that they will extend their contract renewal deadline until March 1, 2010.Grier wants a more thorough review of CEP, the private firm that operates two ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Dueling LULAC Press Conferences Over CEP, HISD's Alternative School For Troubled Students

    Photos by Margaret DowningMary Almendarez, first vice president for LULAC Council 402, leads off the press conference Monday, in support of terminating the Houston ISD's contract with Community Education Partners.​It was one of those great, if little noticed moments in Houston history, as separate ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    CEP Critic Can't Get The Suit Against Him Dismissed

    ​Robert Kimball, the former Houston ISD educator, who has spoken long, loudly -- and not positively -- about the two alternative schools operated in Houston by the for-profit Community Education Partners (where HISD parks its kids it deems bad), had every hope that Tuesday would see an end t ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    HISD Takes Back Some Of Its Objection To A Critic's Numbers

    Last week when Hair Balls reported that LULAC (the League of United Latin American Citizens) had sent letters to the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts saying it should investigate Houston ISD for the amount of money it spends on two private alternative schools, we w ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    CEP Gets More Criticism, And One Critic Wins A Victory

    Robert Kimball, whose criticism of the privately run school where HISD sends its troubled students was so stinging (or effective) that the school is suing to shut him up, won a round in court today.Community Education Partners is suing Kimball because he's been making clear he believes CEP is a "dro ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
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    April 6, 2007

    The Half a Million Dollar Question

    Can you break a million? Dr. Robert Kimball, a frequent questioner of many of the Houston Independent School District's operations, has been after it for weeks now to provide him certain documents relating to communications between and among the school board, the administration and representatives ... More >>

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    November 3, 2006

    A KO for Cuadra We think Andy Garcia should play Cuadra (right) if there's every a movie made about this story. We've been checking former HISD employee Kenneth Cuadra's website daily since the news that Harris County dropped their charges against him. It took a while (one assumes the Cuadras ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Opt In, Opt Out

    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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    August 24, 2006

    $50K Between Friends

    A donation stirs things up at LULAC

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    March 3, 2005

    Padding the School Policies?

    A lawsuit accuses HISD insurance consultants of conning the district

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    July 29, 2004
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    July 22, 2004
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    July 15, 2004