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Carranza’s Departure Comes At Difficult Time For HISD

Houston Matters finds out what the superintendent’s departure means for HISD during a difficult time, and we find out about the challenges he faces in New York City.


Superintendent Richard Carranza said that the decision to end DACA affects about 10 percent of the students in the state's largest school district.
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Outgoing Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza.

The HISD board held an emergency meeting this morning after Superintendent Richard Carranza announced he's leaving to lead the New York City school system.

While Carranza's departing, he technically hasn't left yet. That transition is just one of many questions the HISD board is facing. News 88.7's Laura Isensee tells us the latest on what's next for the state's largest school district.

And, while Carranza may be leaving behind a number of challenges here in Houston, his new job comes with its own complications, as Beenish Ahmed from the public radio station WNYC in New York tells Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin.