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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
School test scores rise as more low-scoring students drop out.
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 >>
HISD continues to send students to CEP. Whether they go there, stay there or return successfully to their home school is anyone's guess.
A lawsuit accuses HISD insurance consultants of conning the district
HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward
Are HISD and Aramark cooking the books to feast on federal breakfast subsidies?
Light rail's first day brings one high after another
Not part of HISD's spin machine? No interviews for you
Did a Channel 13 reporter sneak her way into an exclusive?
Some CEP students have been locked in for years
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.
Did an old feud foil a plan to treat HISD kids to Lord of the Rings?
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.
Green Diet, School Shame, Capital Con
The new HISD superintendent was just a phone call away
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?
A "Learning How to Survive (at) CEP" sidebar
A new law hastens a Brown official's departure
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.
Ungraded exams. Suspect scores. Departing teachers and lawsuits. Is this alternative school really passing the test on its highly touted educational claims?
What the heck is making those kids and teachers sick at T.H. Rogers?
Children get burned by HISD over a gun-shaped lighter
Did a teacher fabricate a student assault to collect disability?
Exercising rights in Seabrook can land you in court
HISD's contract plan could be a test case in school choice
A fractious bunch fills the city ballot, but the blood flies in District H
After the cheating scandal, some HISD schools take a TAAS test dive
More adventures in HISD's wacky world of staff training
At Madison High, Principal Warner Ervin's word is law. Teachers say that's the problem.
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.
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.