T.H. Rogers

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    HISD Votes to Shake Up Magnet School Funding, Although Some Ask Where it Got Its Numbers

    In the end, all the cute kids and impassioned adults in turns eloquent and stumbling as they rushed their way through speeches compressed to one-minute increments, came to nothing last night when the Houston ISD school board voted to go along with Superintendent Terry Grier's reallocation of funding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Parents and Students Ask Houston ISD to Leave Their Magnet Schools Alone

    In the penultimate episode before the upcoming June 19 school board decision on changing the Houston ISD magnet school funding formula, a number of parents and students turned out last night to ask the question: if these programs are working so well why does HISD want to destroy them? "I am a sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    HISD Magnets Get One More Week to Plead Their Case, Teachers to Get a New Set of Evaluation Rules

    Members of the Houston ISD community upset about proposed changes in funding for magnet programs throughout the district will have one more week to marshal their persuasive skills and move trustees away from the changes proposed by Superintendent Terry Grier. Board President Juliet Stipeche on Mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    It's Nut-Cutting Time at HISD

    The axman cometh​There 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Higher Taxes, Fewer Teachers: HISD Readies Itself for a Tough Sell

    Margaret DowningTerry Grier and the board face tough financial decisions​Higher 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    The Magnetism of Superintendent Terry Grier

    Some magnets are in the crosshairs​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    UH Architecture Students Give T.H. Rogers Students Some Relief From the Heat

    Photo by Bobette RinerHoles 18 feet deep for support​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Cleaning House at T.H. Rogers And Elsewhere In HISD

    ​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 >>

  • News

    June 11, 2009

    One-Woman Wrecking Crew

    Readers weigh in on the principal at T.H. Rogers

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    We're In The Red Zone At T.H. Rogers; Meanwhile, HISD Supervisor Answers More Questions, Kinda

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    HISD Regional Supervisor May Have Memory Problems About Teacher Concerns At T.H. Rogers

    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 >>

  • News

    June 4, 2009

    Let the Record Reflect

    This isn't the first time T.H. Rogers Principal Cathryn White has been accused of intimidating disregard for teachers and parents.

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    HISD parents want information about possible changes in the GT/Vanguard program. The administration calls any fears baseless.

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Guest Column: HISD's Ethnic Gap

    Stats show how district policies help whites with educational opportunities

  • News

    May 1, 2003
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    February 6, 2003

    Bar X Views

    Plus: Junk Food, Junk Suits; Pigeon Hold, Meds for the Poor

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Seventh-Inning Stretch

    HISD's Stripling stalls while opposing sides clamor for a decision about the T.H. Rogers playground

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    It's a SNAP

    Plus: Over Troubled Waters, Season of Discontent, Rump Roast

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    The Naked Truth

    Plus: Osteen's Off, Extra Innings at Rogers, All That Jazz

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    No Free Meals?

    Plus: Movie Props, Blame the Magnets, Crossed Out

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Klan Comedy

    Plus: Driving Him Mad, Cable Curse, Gay Players

  • News

    November 14, 2002

    Cut the Apple

    Plus: Buck Rogers, Harvesting Knowledge, Star Pizza Resolve

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    Digest This

    Plus: Playing Hardball, Clam Dip, The Bridegroom Responds

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Power Plays

    Behind the scenes, HISD trustee Shadwick and influential good ol' boys work to do good. And they probably have -- though maybe not for everyone.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best School

    HISD's T.H. Rogers

  • News

    June 8, 2000
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    May 25, 2000

    Breaking the Mold

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

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Cutting Class

    Park trees make a last stand against HISD expansion

  • News

    February 6, 1997