Posted on · The TEA took over, hired a board of managers and a superintendent, and now a summer of change is put to the test.
Posted on · Houston public school students start class on Monday, when the sweeping reforms enacted by state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles will be put to the test. Their teachers are already at work, learning the ins and outs of the so-called “New Education System” — and many of them are critical of the changes.
Posted on · Comfort Azagidi, a rising senior at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, performed in a musical routine during a Houston ISD teacher event on Wednesday. They now say students were “tricked” into participating in the performance.
Posted on · The week-long training for teachers across Houston ISD got off to a rocky start, with crowded rooms prompting a fire marshal visit. On Wednesday, TEA-appointed superintendent Mike Miles starred in a musical about himself.
Posted on · State-appointed superintendent Mike Miles gained more power Thursday night, but he didn’t get everything he asked for. Also this week, the Houston ISD teachers’ union filed grievances seeking to pause the reforms in about 60 of the 85 targeted schools, and community members organized a “read in” protest at the board meeting.
Posted on · It’s been just over two months since the Texas Education Agency replaced the elected board and superintendent of Houston’s public school system with hand-picked managers. As major reforms sweep the district, many parents and educators are worried about losing intergenerational connections in their public schools.
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 · Mike Miles, appointed by the Texas Education Agency in June, wants the agency to grant a waiver allowing the district to hire uncertified teachers. The Houston ISD board of managers, also appointed by the agency, will consider that request as well as a push to give Miles expanded power Thursday night.
Posted on · We check in with News 88.7's education reporter Dominic Anthony Walsh.
Posted on · A new phonics-focused curriculum was tested last school year and will be expanded this year.
Posted on · After the district eliminated 82 positions from its Human Resources department, the remaining workers have been told to work overtime and to be available on weekends. State-appointed Superintendent Mike Miles is pushing to close teacher vacancies with the start of classes one month away.
Posted on · At least 28 campuses in HISD are eliminating librarians and media specialists while converting their libraries into spaces that will be used to discipline misbehaving students, among other uses.
Posted on · The cuts, which include 672 layoffs, represent a workforce reduction of more than 20 percent to HISD's administrative staff.
Posted on · Houston Public Media obtained a document outlining state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles’ expansive plans for the largest public school system in Texas, including details that have not yet been made public. Over the next two years, Houston ISD will implement performance-based pay for all teachers and an “earned autonomy” model for campuses across the district.
Posted on · More than a third of the district — 85 campuses — face sweeping reforms under state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles’ New Education System.