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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.

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Teacher Hunt in California

Posted on · The economy is forcing some school districts around the country to lay off teachers. They could wind up here In Houston. The HISD is heading west this week in search of instructors. Pat Hernandez tells us the district will offer incentives for teachers skilled in three areas.

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Survey Says: HISD Doing a Good Job

Posted on · Results of a new survey show a marked improvement in public perception of the Houston Independent School District. The overall opinion among parents and the general public has risen significantly since the time the last survey was conducted. Pat Hernandez has more.

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HISD Could See Potential Names This Week

Posted on · Houston School District board members should later this week get their first look at a long list of potential candidates to replace the departing Dr. Abe Saavedra. He plans to step down as superintendent at the end of august. As Jack Williams reports, one national superintendent recruitment expert says the Houston job should attract a lot of very qualified candidates.

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HISD Superintendent Leaves August 31

Posted on · HISD Superintendent Abe Saavedra will resign on August 31st. Months back he announced his plans to retire by the spring of 2010, but school board officials now say he'll vacate the position near the start of this school year. They hope to have a new superintendent in place by that time. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Superintendent Search Starts in Community

Posted on · HISD needs a new superintendent and wants to hear from parents and teachers in the district on what kind of person they should be looking for. As Laurie Johnson reports, district board members will hold a series of public forums to seek input.