Posted on · The union originally filed the lawsuit against the district because it said HISD’s proposed system violated state law, which requires input from teachers and community members. The union said the policy was done behind closed doors.
Posted on · On Friday's show: The head of the Houston Federation of Teachers explains why her organization is suing over HISD’s plan to tie teacher pay, in part, to test scores. And we learn why a few hundred particle physicists are descending on Houston next week.
Posted on · The lawsuit, filed against state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles and the HISD board of managers, claims district and campus stakeholders were not properly consulted before a new teacher evaluation system was adopted. A judge's ruling Thursday means the new criteria cannot be implemented at least until the next court hearing on Sept. 11.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: What is now Tropical Storm Idalia continues to roll through the southeast’s Atlantic coast, Houstonians are poised to help folks in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
Posted on · The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the Houston Federation of Teachers, seeks an injunction and claims HISD leaders violated state law by not consulting districtwide and campus-level decision-making committees before adopting new evaluation criteria.
Posted on · The Houston ISD Board of Managers met Thursday night to discuss potential policies that, if approved, would increase state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles’ power. Critics argue the changes would give him a “blank check.”
Posted on · Several district teachers voiced concerns this week after not receiving a paycheck. HISD said the lack of payment was a technical error.
Posted on · "If you want buy-in then you need to include everyone in the process, and that's not happening."
Posted on · On Friday's show: Now that we know who is going to lead Houston ISD under the state takeover, how is it sitting with area educators? We get reaction from the Houston Federation of Teachers to a new superintendent and new board of managers running the district.
Posted on · The takeover is slated to happen just ahead of the deadline for the district to finalize its budget. Teachers are wondering if they’ll still have jobs next school year.
Posted on · Houston Matters discusses the Texas Education Agency's confirmed takeover of the Houston Independent School District.
Posted on · Houston Federation of Teachers President Jackie Anderson calls the political battle over the district 'a slap in the face' to teachers.
Posted on · From local school boards to the State Board of Education, wealthy donors are spending big money in the campaigns that will decide the role of charter schools in Texas public education, what books students can read and how teachers discuss race and gender.
Posted on · Houston ISD is set to go back to school later this month, but staffing shortages remain high.
Posted on · Experts discuss COVID school safety and impact on the community, plus teachers call in to share their perspective.