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 · On Friday's show: HISD's challenge to the TEA's attempted takeover of its board went before the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday. The outcome could determine who controls the largest school district in Texas.
Posted on · Equipment includes rifles, ballistic shields, bulletproof vests and ammunition for HISD officers.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine the history of the Port Neches chemical plant where explosions and a fire occurred last week. An expert walks us through how the impending state takeover of the HISD board might work. A bug expert answers your questions. And we meet a local practitioner of the Haitian Vodou religion.
Posted on · The union representing educators at HISD says the law used to justify the takeover is being misused and undermines the democratic process.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Immigration reporter Elizabeth Trovall tells us about a memorial at the border for a father and daughter, and we discuss the HISD board approving its budget. There's also our weekly installment of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and 'Unwrap Your Candies Now,' co-host Catherine Lu talks with members of the Apollo Chamber Players.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Strife in the HISD board, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, stray animals, and Houston sports.
Posted on · The Houston Matters experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.
Posted on · "We are also making sure the extra time is not just seat time," said HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza.
Posted on · Texas' newest seat belt law has reached Governor Greg Abbott's desk. If it's not vetoed, it will take effect in this September.
Posted on · Trustees will vote on the budget later this summer. So far they’ve discussed a 2-percent increase for teachers.
Posted on · Families Empowered, a Houston-based nonprofit dedicated to helping families choose the right schools for their children, says many area charter schools are bogged down with long waiting lists. The group says more than 32,000 students in Houston were placed on a waiting list for a seat at one of three high-performing public charter schools for […]
Posted on · It’s the latest chapter in the controversial process to change school names.
Posted on · The board’s goal is to hire an outside search firm before the end of the year.