The axman comethThere was no talk of raising taxes as Houston ISD trustees reviewed a list of proposed reductions to the district's budget next year and prepared to approve the first step in a notification process calling for fewer teachers by fall 2011. Cuts to schools alone came in at $65 m ... More >>
Margaret DowningTerry Grier and the board face tough financial decisionsHigher taxes, a sweeping change in bus times, a cut in the number of police officers in the schools and an end to special school adjustments that for the noted T.H. Rogers elementary and middle school alone would mean a l ... More >>
Some magnets are in the crosshairsThe great magnets of the Houston ISD -- DeBakey, HSPVA, Carnegie Vanguard, T.H. Rogers -- have nothing to fear from any remodeling of the district's magnet program, Superintendent Terry Grier declared at a media roundtable Tuesday.Schools that make him go "wow" a ... More >>
Photo by Bobette RinerHoles 18 feet deep for supportA school courtyard in Houston can very well be the last place you'd want to spend time, given the heat that can dominate most of the academic year.
But what if you're a 12-year-old forced to wear a suit, while playing a cello, no less? Or in a ... More >>
Word on the street from Friends of Hair Balls is that there's a lot of pro-active housecleaning going on by the regional superintendents in advance of the new Houston ISD superintendent's arrival.
Just one case in point seems to be Cathryn White, the principal at acclaimed T.H. Rogers ... More >>
The results are in from the Houston ISD survey of teachers at T.H. Rogers, the school where teachers and the local union have circulated increasingly loud complaints that their principal, Dr. Cathryn White is an intimidating, arrogant taskmaster who needs to see the error of her ways, if not just le ... More >>
T.H. Rogers is known as a pretty great school, in or out of the Houston Independent School District. But as my column this week ("Let the Record Reflect") shows, the principal there, Dr. Cathryn White, is at odds with several of her teachers.Quoted in the story is the Regional Supervisor who oversee ... More >>