Posted on · Houston Public Media obtained a document outlining state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles’ expansive plans for the largest public school system in Texas, including details that have not yet been made public. Over the next two years, Houston ISD will implement performance-based pay for all teachers and an “earned autonomy” model for campuses across the district.
Posted on · More than a third of the district — 85 campuses — face sweeping reforms under state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles’ New Education System.
Posted on · For queer people, drag shows are a place of acceptance, community and self-expression. To some Republicans, they represent a threat.
Posted on · More than two dozen campuses face significant changes. With two months until the start of the school year, state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles is engaging directly with families for the first time.
Posted on · Houston ISD parents, including some who hadn’t attended previous protests, are organizing against sweeping reforms to 29 schools. State-appointed superintendent Mike Miles announced eight community meetings to discuss the changes from late June through the end of July.
Posted on · Across Texas and much of the country, LGBTQ plus people are at the center of a renewed culture war. In suburban Katy, west of Houston, young people are coming together to find community, to support one another — and to protest.
Posted on · Many reform-minded community members believe the New Education System is a step towards better student outcomes. Critics argue the changes will impose a uniform education model on low-income communities across Houston who had no say in its formation, while leaving affluent communities untouched.
Posted on · State-appointed leaders for the largest district in Texas were sworn in during the early morning at Houston ISD headquarters without public notice or access. Some community advocates are worried about the new superintendent, Mike Miles, who promised sweeping reforms in an interview with Houston Public Media.
Posted on · The leader of the largest school district in Texas has been widely praised for academic gains during his two-year tenure. His administration didn’t completely dodge controversy, though.
Posted on · With the takeover coming in a matter of days, questions are swirling about who will lead the state’s largest district — and whether or not they’re prepared. Houston Public Media obtained audio of a two-day training for leadership candidates.
Posted on · With two weeks until the takeover, the Texas Education Agency says it will stick with June 1 for the appointment of a new superintendent and Board of Managers — who have not yet been selected, according to the agency. The new leaders will be in office for a long time.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott’s Houston visit continued a months-long tour of private schools and churches across Texas. He pushed for the creation of a school voucher-like program and urged supporters to contact lawmakers in the Texas House.
Posted on · School districts across Texas bring attorneys to meetings with parents of special education students, despite federal guidance opposing the practice.
Posted on · The budgeting process is already underway, but the Board of Managers is likely to have final say.
Posted on · “Our officers and directors do feel that this will be detrimental to our rural schools ... If you lose kids, you lose money. It’s pure and simple.”