Posted on · The Houston school board will decide later this week if they want to request any outside partnerships.
Posted on · Worthing High was one of 10 Houston schools that had to improve -- or they’d be closed or trigger a state takeover of the whole district, because of the state law known as HB 1842.
Posted on · Laura Isensee collaborates with Jacob Carpenter from the Houston Chronicle to look at problems facing Worthing High School.
Posted on · In collaboration with the Houston Chronicle, News 88.7 investigated why Worthing High ended up near the bottom of the state's rankings, and how it's trying to avoid closure.
Posted on · The state’s deputy commissioner has met with different groups in Houston in informal settings, including living rooms, churches and community centers.
Posted on · Her calls add to others from advocates and parents, including one of the women who was arrested, for Skillern-Jones to step down.
Posted on · For Turner's idea to work, he'd likely need help from the Texas Legislature
Posted on · Turner stressed that focusing on students is more important and suggested that the state should grant the school district a one-year waiver
Posted on · Trustees have to send their partnership plans to the Texas Education Agency by April 30 for final approval.
Posted on · "I’m deciding to what degree and to how far I’m willing to get involved in the day-to-day operation of any of the schools," Turner said
Posted on · These turnaround plans are meant to prevent a state takeover and are required by Texas law
Posted on · The Texas Education Agency has not made any decision if potential sanctions will be relaxed because of Harvey.
Posted on · "This is a call to action for the entire district."
Posted on · That option, however, wouldn't apply to schools that have failed state standards for five or more years.
Posted on · HISD is the largest of more than 40 districts in Texas at risk of having their elected school boards replaced with outside managers.