Posted on · Many reform-minded community members believe the New Education System is a step towards better student outcomes. Critics argue the changes will impose a uniform education model on low-income communities across Houston who had no say in its formation, while leaving affluent communities untouched.
Posted on · The Texas Education Agency is seizing control of the largest school district in the state. For both supporters and opponents of the takeover, race and class plays an undeniable central role in the move.
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 · HISD trustees voted Thursday to end their legal fight against a potential state takeover of the school board after a recent Texas Supreme Court decision sided with the Texas Education Agency.
Posted on · The appeals court upheld a temporary injunction that stops Texas from ousting Houston ISD's school board. But the legal battle is not over.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A teacher explains why she and her fellow educators are protesting over the situation they face in the pandemic, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher answers your questions, and we discuss how the Biden administration might affect the environment.
Posted on · "Consequently, the rating for Wheatley High School cannot be changed, and your appeal is denied."
Posted on · Despite concerns from administrators that there was nothing to "hang our hat on," HISD filed an appeal for Wheatley High School's failing grade Friday, the state's deadline, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Posted on · Amid its seventh failing grade in a row, a petition for a board of managers, a stern notice from state authorities and calls for the district to appeal its rating, Wheatley High is still trying to focus on supporting its students.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Parents and students at Wheatley High discuss the upcoming academic year at the troubled school. We meet a former unaccompanied migrant who's now a psychologist in a facility for migrant teens. And comedian Ali Siddiq discusses life in prison.
Posted on · Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan recently told reporters that uncertainty won’t affect teaching and learning in classrooms.