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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.

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New Middle School Principal Has High Expectations

Posted on · It's not very often something goes from one of the worst to one of the best in just one year, but that's what a local middle school is planning to do. We told you last week how boys at Ryan Middle school are expected to wear ties this year. Bill Stamps dropped by campus to see how things are going.

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HISD Hiring for Apollo 20

Posted on · A few weeks ago, we told you about the Houston Independent School District's new plan to improve its worst schools. They're calling it Apollo 20 because it'll eventually involve twenty schools. One of the backbones of the program is the intensive tutoring students will get. As of today, the district is officially hiring tutors for the program. Bill Stamps has details.

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HISD’s Apollo Mission

Posted on · Remember the problems with the Apollo 13 space mission? The Houston Independent School District has its own set of problems with low performing schools, so they're calling the mission to fix those problems Apollo 20. Bill Stamps has more.

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HISD Asks Public for Help

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District wants input from the community as it puts together a long-term strategic direction plan. As Laurie Johnson reports — the district is forming the plan based off feedback from Houstonians.

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Fixing Troubled Schools

Posted on · As the school year winds down for students, HISD is winding up its plans to fix failing schools next year, and in the years to come. That plan includes paying some students for one on one time with a teacher. Melissa Galvez reports.