Taking the "surprise" out of "surprise tests."Texas's efforts to test high school athletes for steroids have been pretty ineffective in finding high school athletes taking steroids, but maybe that's because Texas kids would never, ever do something like that. Whether that's true or not, one ... More >>
How did class size limits become the symbol of an unnecessary luxury in our schools?
Photo by Chasen MarshallLady Gaga couldn't maintain these formations.Screeching trumpets, heart-thumping drum beats and crisp, colorful uniforms will be on display all day Saturday in northwest Houston.The HISD marching band scene will be descending on Delmar Stadium, participating in the third a ... More >>
Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures
Illustration courtesy GISDThe residents of Galveston Island, still trying to recover from Hurricane Ike, have a decision to make: whether a $34.9 million new multipurpose stadium is worth an approximate 11 cents pday tax increase.The new stadium, proposed by the Galveston Island Independent Schoo ... More >>
Photo by Bryan WilliamsA pep rally at Yates High School this afternoon kicks off two months of events that are scheduled to celebrate the school's basketball team. The Yates team won a state championship a couple weeks ago, finishing the season undefeated at 34-0. The team was also na ... More >>
Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.
Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students
A model student-athlete unthinkingly brings a knife to school and ends up in jail, then expelled. Why one-size-fits-all discipline fails kids.
Sometimes it's all in being in the right place at the right time
In an era when booster dollars give high school football teams a high-tech edge, scratching out a winning season gets tougher and tougher
Strake Jesuit joining the UIL
Behind the scenes, HISD trustee Shadwick and influential good ol' boys work to do good. And they probably have -- though maybe not for everyone.
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.
How softball coach Holly Nuber won the state championship -- and lost her job