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Meeting to Change School’s Course

Posted on · Parents who live in the Heights are encouraged to attend a meeting that could determine the future of Hogg Middle School. The HISD meeting will discuss issues that prevent parents from sending their kids there. Pat Hernandez gives us a preview.

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Saving Magnet Programs

Posted on · Houston school district officials get an earful from parents of children who attend magnet schools. Town hall meetings are being held to get input from the community before HISD Superintendent Terry Grier decides on their future. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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It’s Bonus Time for HISD

Posted on · It may seem like a second Christmas for a number of employees with the Houston Independent School District. HISD is paying more than 42-million dollars in bonuses to deserving teachers and administrators. Bill Stamps has more.

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Trying to Function with Millions Lost

Posted on · Multi-billion dollar state budget cuts are having a domino effect on school districts across Texas. The Houston Independent School District, the state's largest, might be forced to trim as much as a fifth of its $1.6-billion dollar spending blueprint. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Remembering The Legacy Through Speech

Posted on · A prescription for injustice. That was the medicine that won top prize for a 5th grade student from HISD's Dodson Elementary in the annual MLK Oratory Competition. Pat Hernandez tells us that all twelve competitors from several schools could have won.

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Houston Preschoolers Learn Dr. King’s Lessons

Posted on · Schools all over Houston have been holding special activities to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday and his legacy of tolerance and nonviolence. But how do you teach those lessons to younger students? Gail Delaughter visited an HISD early learning center that's named after King.

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Transformation of Low Performing Schools

Posted on · The gamble seems to be paying off. Houston business leaders tour Lee High School, one of the schools in the Houston Independent School District in an ambitious project aimed at turning around low-performing schools. Pat Hernandez has more.

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HISD Wins Grant To Buy Dozens of Cleaner Propane School Buses

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District is one step closer to switching part of its fleet of more than 1000 school buses to propane. The district announced today that it has been awarded more than two million dollars in grants to help purchase 25 propane-fueled buses. David Pitman has more.

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Attorney Beats Teacher in HISD Trustee District VIII Runoff

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District is getting another new trustee. Juliet Stipeche narrowly defeated Judith Cruz yesterday in a runoff election. Stipeche will finish out the term of Diana Davila, who left the district 8 seat in July. David Pitman has more.

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Suspicious, Powdery Mail Now at 17 HISD Campuses

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District says today that "four" more schools have received suspicious mail. That brings the total, so far, to 17 campuses where Hazmat crews have been called in to deal with the envelopes. David Pitman has more.

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HISD Leaders Say It’s A No Excuses Year

Posted on · Tens of thousands of school kids are back in class this week, the start of what Houston school district officials are calling a "no excuses" year. Superintendent Terry Grier is spending some time at campuses across the city, including Milby High School in southeast Houston. Jack Williams reports.

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Public School Students Get More Nutritious Lunches

Posted on · As Houston public school students head back to school, they'll enjoy new lunch items as the district works to combat childhood obesity and set kids on the path to healthy eating. KUHF's Gail Delaughter visited HISD's food services facility to see what's on the menu.

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HISD Board to Hold Special Election

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District will hold a special election to fill a vacancy on the board. The decision comes with a filing deadline that's less than two weeks away. Laurie Johnson reports.