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What Challenges Will HISD’s Next Superintendent Face?

Posted on · Scott Van Beck spent 25 years working inside the Houston Independent School District. Now he’s Executive Director of the non-profit Houston A+ Challenge, which partners with HISD and Houston Community College on schools and projects like the Houston Academy for International Studies, a charter school operating within HISD. This work gives Van Beck a somewhat […]

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Houston Superintendent Terry Grier: ‘It’s Just Time’ To Step Down

Posted on · Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier will step down March 1. He made that announcement Thursday, saying “it’s time.” We learn more about reaction to Grier’s announcement, and his tenure leading the nation’s 7th largest school district (and the largest in Texas) from News 88.7 FM education reporter Laura Isensee. (Above: HISD school board […]

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An Exit Interview With Outgoing Spring Branch Superintendent

Posted on · The Spring Branch Independent School District is preparing for a new superintendent and has picked a sole finalist for the job. It marks a major change. For the last 10 years, Superintendent Duncan Klussmann has led the district on the west side of Harris County and its 35,000 students. He announced his retirement late last […]