Rod Paige

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    August 15, 2008

    HISD's Terry Abbott: The Top Five Moments

    The Houston Chronicle's education blog mentioned that the HISD board bid a fond farewell yesterday to longtime spokesman Terry Abbott, who is leaving at the end of the month to become a consultant. "[A]s board member Natasha Kamrani put it: 'Terry Abbott is a junk-yard dog. He will stand in front o ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008

    Virtual School Computers: HISD At Home

    Can’t pry your kid off the computer long enough to get him to school? Well, actually, you don’t have to. Enroll your computer geek in HISD’s Virtual School, which is run completely online. Started under then Superintendent Rod Paige in 2000, Virtual School follows the regular HISD calendar a ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Community Education Partners -- Why It’s No Better for Atlanta Than It’s Been for Houston

    The Houston Press has dedicated a lot of time and space to looking at Community Education Partners. Recently, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Racial Justice Program in New York City went into Atlanta, decided the CEP there was pretty much worthless and filed suit charging it with not educatin ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    So Much for No Child Left Behind

    School test scores rise as more low-scoring students drop out.

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    February 14, 2008
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    March 29, 2007

    Virtual Vouchers

    The Texas Senate Committee on Education has been busy today meeting on Sen. Kyle Janek's (R- Houston) bill which would allow school vouchers for low-income students in some of the more urban areas of the state including Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio. Oh and the much-troubled No ... 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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    March 3, 2005

    Padding the School Policies?

    A lawsuit accuses HISD insurance consultants of conning the district

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    December 30, 2004

    On Shaky Grounds

    HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward

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    November 4, 2004

    Eating It Up

    Are HISD and Aramark cooking the books to feast on federal breakfast subsidies?

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    January 8, 2004

    Training Day

    Light rail's first day brings one high after another

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    September 4, 2003

    Speak No Evil

    Not part of HISD's spin machine? No interviews for you

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    May 29, 2003

    Jailhouse Shock

    Did a Channel 13 reporter sneak her way into an exclusive?

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    June 27, 2002

    Million-Dollar Babies

    Some CEP students have been locked in for years

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    March 7, 2002

    The Great Divide

    Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.

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    January 17, 2002

    Trip Out

    Did an old feud foil a plan to treat HISD kids to Lord of the Rings?

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    January 3, 2002

    Lay of the Land

    Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.

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    June 28, 2001


    Green Diet, School Shame, Capital Con

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    June 14, 2001

    Headhunting, HISD-Style

    The new HISD superintendent was just a phone call away

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    May 31, 2001

    Learning How to Survive (at) CEP

    HISD and a paid trustee get entangled in the spreading empire of a private firm touting safe alternative schools for troubled kids. So why are some students and parents so scared?

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    May 31, 2001

    Moving Out of State

    A "Learning How to Survive (at) CEP" sidebar

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    May 3, 2001

    In Through the Out Door

    A new law hastens a Brown official's departure

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    April 19, 2001

    An Open Mike

    He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.

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    October 5, 2000

    Learning Curve

    Ungraded exams. Suspect scores. Departing teachers and lawsuits. Is this alternative school really passing the test on its highly touted educational claims?

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    May 25, 2000

    Breaking the Mold

    What the heck is making those kids and teachers sick at T.H. Rogers?

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    May 18, 2000

    The Pershing Eight

    Children get burned by HISD over a gun-shaped lighter

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    April 27, 2000

    School Scam?

    Did a teacher fabricate a student assault to collect disability?

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    April 27, 2000
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    December 2, 1999

    Gag Me with a Suit!

    Exercising rights in Seabrook can land you in court

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    October 21, 1999

    Virtual Vouchers?

    HISD's contract plan could be a test case in school choice

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    September 30, 1999

    Term Limits: The Next Generation

    A fractious bunch fills the city ballot, but the blood flies in District H

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    July 1, 1999

    Grade Charades?

    After the cheating scandal, some HISD schools take a TAAS test dive

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    May 27, 1999
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    May 20, 1999

    Lifting Principals, Spilling Guts

    More adventures in HISD's wacky world of staff training

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    January 28, 1999
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    April 2, 1998

    Power to the Principal

    At Madison High, Principal Warner Ervin's word is law. Teachers say that's the problem.

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    July 10, 1997
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    June 19, 1997
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    February 13, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    June 15, 1995
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    March 16, 1995

    The Battle Over Brentwood

    To one side, it's a question of power; to the other, it's a question of homophobia. For both it's a question of whether a community, once sundered, can ever be bound together again.

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    December 22, 1994

    BOSS Hall

    As Ben Hall prepares to leave City Hall, questions are again being raised about his involvement in the doling out of city business. But Hall says the law allows him to do pretty much as he pleases.