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 >>