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Terry Grier Cries Oops!

11 years ago by Margaret Downing
Several months ago, Houston ISD superintendent Terry Grier delivered dread news to an aghast school board: HISD was short by $37 million (actually it was originally set at $39 million for a couple days) in its bond fund projects money. Almost immediately, some people well acquainted with the district's finances...
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The Magnetism of Superintendent Terry Grier

11 years ago by Margaret Downing
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" are in the safe...
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HISD Superintendent Terry Grier Resigns

6 years ago by Margaret Downing
Terry Grier, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District for the last six years, abruptly tendered his resignation this afternoon at a hastily-called 4 p.m. conference, saying "It's time."  Grier acknowledged someone could not be superintendent of a district like Houston forever. He also alluded to his recent knee surgery...
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HISD's Terry Grier: Agent Provocateur

11 years ago by Margaret Downing
Prediction: In a year, Superintendent Terry Grier will either be a celebrated hero, or the scapegoat for pretty much of everything that goes wrong in the Houston Independent School District.As Hair Balls said before, there doesn't seem to be a go-slow switch in Grier's arsenal. This past weekend at the...
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Terry Grier Vs. Melissa Noriega: What Happened?

11 years ago by Richard Connelly
Rumors are flying about some type of altercation between Houston school superintendent Terry Grier and city councilmember Melissa Noriega.One version of the tale making the rounds is that Noriega was driving in front of Grier as they were both exiting a parking garage; Grier allegedly was upset at her slow...
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Mario Gallegos Wants Terry Grier to Leave HISD

11 years ago by Margaret Downing
Texas State Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. has gone on the attack against Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier and his reform efforts, sending out letters to the school board and state legislators, in which he says his office has been investigating Grier's claims of prior accomplishments and found them not to...
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HISD Superintendent Terry Grier Sings The Banana Song

11 years ago by Margaret Downing
Not since the days of former superintendent Billy Reagan has the Houston media had a chance to sit down in a media roundtable with the superintendent of the Houston ISD, but Tuesday morning Superintendent Terry Grier rejuvenated the discarded tradition and invited the Houston Press and others in for a...
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HISD Superintendent Terry Grier Sings The Banana Song

11 years ago by Margaret Downing
Not since the days of former superintendent Billy Reagan has the Houston media had a chance to sit down in a media roundtable with the superintendent of the Houston ISD, but Tuesday morning Superintendent Terry Grier rejuvenated the discarded tradition and invited the Houston Press and others in for a...
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Terry Grier Says Please, Please Mr. Postman

10 years ago by Margaret Downing
Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier has been busy writing letters, in one responding to state Senator Mario Gallegos, who has questioned whether some people are making money through Apollo 20 who shouldn't be, and a second and more immediate one to counter today's Houston Chronicle banner story on "teacher-assisted" cheating...
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Terry Grier Ready to Whack H.P. Carter

11 years ago by Margaret Downing
Carter will be closed​It was only a month ago that Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier brought up the issue of H.P. Carter Career Center, the school housing just 54 students that costs at least $2.86 million to run. Well, that won't be for a whole lot longer, apparently. One of...

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