Posted on · Rumors emerged Tuesday that HISD has plans to merge Project Chrysalis with Navarro Middle School and move De Zavala Elementary School students into Cage Elementary next week, which the district denies.
Posted on · The president of a Houston-area LULAC council called the decision by Brazosport ISD "pure nonsense" and a "flagrant act of discrimination."
Posted on · Darryl George, a 17-year-old student at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, has been serving an in-school suspension since Aug. 31 because school district officials say his dreadlocks violate their dress code. George's family accuses Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton of failing to enforce the CROWN Act, a new state law outlawing racial discrimination based on hairstyles.
Posted on · Landscape Consultants of Texas and Metropolitan Landscape Services, which are owned by a white couple in Houston, allege that local government contracting programs aimed at promoting the growth of minority-owned businesses amount to racial discrimination and violate the U.S. Constitution.
Posted on · School officials say Darryl George's dreadlocks violate the district’s dress code. His mother says he isn't violating rules about hair length for boys. The incident recalls debates over hair discrimination in schools and the workplace.
Posted on · Leaders of a newly formed nonprofit advocating for members of Katy's queer community said they have been motivated in part by policies adopted by Katy ISD that diminish LGBTQ+ voices and resources within the school district.
Posted on · The CROWN Act, short for Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, was passed into law this year after two previous attempts.
Posted on · Leland’s advocacy stretched not only across the United States, but to places like Cuba and Africa.
Posted on · Signs posted on the UH campus this week said the offices had disbanded in order to comply with Senate Bill 17, an impending Texas law that bans public universities from implementing diversity, equity and inclusion practices. The university called the signage "premature."
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 · William Cooper, who previously advised plaintiffs in a U.S. Supreme Court case upholding Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, called the 2021 redistricting plan by Galveston County’s Republican leaders one of the most extreme examples he’d ever seen of an attempt to eliminate Black and Latino political representation.
Posted on · Attorneys for the plaintiffs charged the Republican majority on the Galveston County Commissioners Court with intentional racial discrimination in redistricting.
Posted on · The trial will be one of the first major tests of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the provision earlier this year.
Posted on · The body was discovered by Mexican government officials, who have condemned Abbott's placement of the buoys as a "violation of our sovereignty." The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Texas over the buoys.
Posted on · A whistleblower said DPS troopers had been instructed to deny migrants water and to push migrants back into the Rio Grande. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has denied that such orders have been given.