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 >>
Houston ISD got some great news today -- it's been nominated once again as a finalist for the Broad Prize for Urban Education thanks to an increased African-American graduation rate, more African Americans and Hispanics taking Advanced Placement tests and a greater percentage than any other urban di ... More >>
Rod Paige, flaming liberal and commie-loverFormer Houston school superintendent Rod Paige has emerged from his lucrative consulting and speaking career to criticize the right-wingers trying to politicize the state's curriculum.Several sites have been liveblogging or otherwise updating today's mee ... More >>
Barack Obama has truly broken the mold in picking a Secretary of Education -- he's chosen the superintendent of the largest school district in his home state.Wait -- that sounds familiar. George W. Bush did the same thing, of course, when he tapped HISD's Rod Paige to come to Washington in 2000.The ... More >>
Terry Abbott, for years the spokesman for the alleged “Houston Miracle” of HISD, the man who spun Rod Paige into a conservative saint serving well above his abilities as U.S. Department of Education, is leaving the school district. Abbott announced in a press release the official confirmation o ... More >>
Scientology rumors swirl
The NRA, the ACLU and HPD
Some people still favor Texas's zero-tolerance rules
Rod Paige is still milking the Bush connection
HISD's most aggressive marketer comes back to help
Rod Paige does no better when he doesn't have an answer than when he does
A lawsuit accuses HISD's former chief and a trustee of influence-peddling
Rod Paige searches for the perfect image, and CEP wiggles in even closer to the power source -- wherever it can find it
A shadowy California consultant rakes in school district cash
Positions open as top Paige deputies depart on the Northbound Train
Residency Woes, Good God!, Organ-ic Giver
Shining Example, KTRU Blues, Not So Nice
Rice Inc., Rodeo Rubbish, Thy Rod and Thy Staff
Anchors have feelings - and a flair for fashion!
Time's running out on commutation efforts
Did Bush pick a master educator - or an overpaid front man?
This HISD program teaches a big lesson: Don't question what the district touts
Advocates unite to tell HISD and Houston not to overlook vital program
Paige DMPs on the HISD bureaucracy
Park trees make a last stand against HISD expansion
Are educators cheating on TAAS? Is anyone going to stop them?
Civic, school and business leaders unite to try to pass a massive HISD bond election
Fat starting salaries! Hefty raises! HISD says its administrators deserve them.
The Rice School/La Escuela Rice was a much-touted experiment by HISDand Rice University. So far, the results haven't been encouraging.
It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?
A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools
Businessman John Privett thought he had a solution to the problems of some of Houston's troubled schools. The parents wanted to try it. The teachers wanted to try it. But HISD administrators said no.
HISD has a plan for reforming problem schools. But when it reached Bastian Elementary, not everything went smoothly.