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Hiccups or chaos? HISD navigates a dramatic first month under state control

HISD principals have until Monday to confirm whether they’ll join Superintendent Miles’ New Education System.



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Houston ISD principals have until noon on Monday to confirm whether their schools will join 28 others in Superintendent Mike Miles’ “new education system” program. Dozens of principals met with the superintendent on Thursday, the same day the district told employees they should receive delayed July 5th paychecks.

That delay, recent mistaken termination notices e-mailed out, and pressure coming to bear on principals over the new superintendent’s plans, have all added to an already anxious summer for the state’s largest school district, which the state took over in June.

In the audio above, we discuss those and other developments at HISD with News 88.7’s Rebecca Noel.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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