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Terry Abbott

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    August 19, 2009

    HISD Set To Pick Old White Guy For Next Superintendent?

    ​The Houston Chronicle is reporting that HISD seems to have settled on Terry Grier, of the San Diego school district, to be its next superintendent. They have the sources over there, so we're inclined to believe it.Earlier this afternoon HISD spokesman Norm Uhl sent out word that the supe pick wou ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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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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    August 16, 2007

    J.R. Harris Elementary Struck by Lightning. Other HISD Schools Have Water, Water, Everywhere.

    Today’s weather is wreaking the proverbial freaking havoc on the Houston Independent School District and its schools. One has already been struck by lightning (good thing classes aren’t in session yet) and others are leaking. At one elementary they’re trying to save textbooks by plying them on ... More >>

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    February 15, 2007

    And Just Where Was Tinker Bell In All This?

    This just in: Children all over the Houston Independent School District today had their peanut butter sandwiches taken away from them at lunch time. "By 9:45 we had checked every lunch. Each teacher went through the lunches of every child and we did not allow them to eat the sandwich if they brou ... More >>

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    November 3, 2006

    A KO for Cuadra

    KennethCuadra.com We think Andy Garcia should play Cuadra (right) if there's every a movie made about this story. We've been checking former HISD employee Kenneth Cuadra's website daily since the news that Harris County dropped their charges against him. It took a while (one assumes the Cuadras ... 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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    August 17, 2006

    Bragging Rights

    The Port praises itself, with omissions

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    May 4, 2006

    Bam! Pow!

    Students find out cartoons are no laughing matter

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    December 22, 2005
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    November 17, 2005
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    July 7, 2005

    Take My Wife, Please

    TABC nabs a sheriff's spouse in a sting

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    June 30, 2005
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    June 16, 2005

    Out of the Park

    Second Ward slugger Aaron Trevio scores a scholarship and prepares to leave the barrio behind

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    June 16, 2005

    Career Opportunities

    HISD's ideas on advancement

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    June 16, 2005

    Great Moves

    Sometimes it's all in being in the right place at the right time

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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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    February 10, 2005

    On Second Thought

    HISD isn't laughing now about a breakfast program

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    January 13, 2005
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    November 18, 2004
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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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    October 21, 2004

    Dance Fever

    HISD kills a reality show on high school dancers

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    June 17, 2004

    Sign Language

    Traffic problems? One woman's novel guide to getting city action

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    October 23, 2003

    Offensive Driving

    Judges declare open season on shooting the bird

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    December 12, 2002

    Thumb TAKS

    Plus: Wonderful Rubbish, Dems Don't Get It, Peeved at Parsons

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    February 1, 2001

    Letters

    Shining Example, KTRU Blues, Not So Nice

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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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    September 28, 2000

    Going Public

    Everybody knows that HISD is supposed to be second-rate. So why are private school kids defecting back to the district that nobody wanted?

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    July 20, 2000

    Spaced Out

    Is legitimate safety or something more behind the push to curb Bellaire High parking?

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    April 27, 2000

    School Scam?

    Did a teacher fabricate a student assault to collect disability?

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    April 6, 2000

    Making (Up) the Grade

    This HISD program teaches a big lesson: Don't question what the district touts

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    November 11, 1999

    Strong Reservations

    Indians battle Lamar's "Redskins" and a suspect student vote

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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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    April 15, 1999
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    April 15, 1999

    Cutting Class

    Park trees make a last stand against HISD expansion

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    April 8, 1999
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    March 11, 1999
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    March 11, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    Adding It All Up

    What does it really mean to pass the TAAS?

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    February 25, 1999
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    January 14, 1999

    IB or Not IB

    Parents and students fight to save Lamar High School's International Baccalaureate program. Administrators don't see a problem.

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    November 5, 1998
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    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

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    October 29, 1998

    All Together Now

    Civic, school and business leaders unite to try to pass a massive HISD bond election

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    May 7, 1998
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    March 13, 1997
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    February 13, 1997
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