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HISD Schools Go Green And Save Green

Posted on · Teachers and students in the largest school district in Texas take part in a new initiative to use less energy and increase recycling. One new magnet school in the Houston Independent School District leads "The Green School Challenge."

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HISD Works To Keep Kids In School

Posted on · School has been in session in Houston for two weeks now, but there. In an effort to get those kids back in class, volunteers are manning a phone bank, calling students who may be in danger of dropping out. This weekend they plan to go door-to-door to personally talk to students and parents as part of their "grads within reach" effort. HISD officials have a strong message for young people who are thinking about quitting school.

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New HISD Buses Eco-Friendly

Posted on · They may be yellow, but a major grant will help part of the HISD's bus fleet run green. A two million dollar grant was awarded to the district by the Texas Railroad Commission.

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HISD Celebrate Latest Figures

Posted on · As Texas schools continue to get hit by budget cuts, Houston Independent School District may enjoy a bit of a reprieve with its latest graduation and dropout figures. Edel Howlin reports on the numbers.

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HISD Puts Out Call For More Apollo 20 Math Tutors

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District is looking for dozens of math tutors for its Apollo 20 program. That's the three-year effort the district began last fall to improve student achievement at 20 under-performing elementary, middle, and high schools. David Pitman has more on the qualifications and the kind of workload the tutors can expect.

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HISD Releases Preliminary TAKS Results

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District releases student scores in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Preliminary data shows some improvements made and some disappointments. District Superintendant Dr. Terry Grier says progress will continue. Pat Hernandez has more.

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HISD Summer Programs

Posted on · As the regular school year draws to a close, many Houston students are now preparing for summer school. HISD is offering classes on most of its campuses. Those programs are for students who are falling behind in their classes, as well as kids seeking academic enrichment. Gail Delaughter has details.

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HISD Looks To Outside Teachers To Fill Hundreds Of Vacancies

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District has told more than 700 teachers they won't have jobs next year because of budget cuts. But the district also has to fill hundreds of teaching positions that "are" in the budget because other teachers are quitting or retiring. And, as David Pitman reports, the HISD is widening its net to find the most qualified replacements.

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HISD Shows Progress on TAKS Scores

Posted on · HISD has released preliminary TAKS scores — showing overall progress in the district. Houston fifth graders and eighth graders are performing better at reading and math than last year. Laurie Johnson reports.

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HISD Teacher Appraisal System to Change

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District is considering a new teacher appraisal system that takes into account more than just a single classroom observation or just one student test score. Ed Mayberry reports.

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HISD Cuts 277 Administrative Jobs

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District will cut nearly three hundred central office jobs as board members continue to shave away at the budget. The job cuts will save the district an additional 18-million dollars. As Laurie Johnson reports — the cuts aren't over yet.

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More Cuts Coming to HISD

Posted on · Four small schools and hundreds of jobs in the Houston school district are on the chopping block. The cuts are needed to overcome a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. Pat Hernandez has more.