Posted on · The union originally filed the lawsuit against the district because it said HISD’s proposed system violated state law, which requires input from teachers and community members. The union said the policy was done behind closed doors.
Posted on · Houston ISD’s state-appointed Board of Managers approved Superintendent Mike Miles’ request to seek a longer school year — a proposal that had previously been rejected. District leadership also tweaked how educators are evaluated in response to a union lawsuit, and a group of protesters interrupted the meeting every four minutes.
Posted on · Two students were found in possession of guns and arrested Wednesday at Bush High School outside of Houston, marking the fourth time in less than a month that guns were brought to a high school in Fort Bend ISD.
Posted on · Several attendees reported having felt unable to express their concerns to school administrators because of a language barrier. Others said they had heard of some families and students experiencing racism from school employees. Overall, 62 percent of students in HISD are Latino.
Posted on · At the event attendees expressed concern regarding special education, dual-language programs and recently implemented reforms at the district’s New Education System schools.
Posted on · The $35 million landscaping project includes a retooling of the university's main entrance along with a "Centennial Plaza" located at the campus' original quad.
Posted on · Houston residents and stakeholders can meet the nine-member board of managers and provide feedback on its goals for the 2023-24 school year at 10 in-person events and one virtual session.
Posted on · Dr. Heath Morrison explains why he recently left Montgomery ISD to lead Teachers of Tomorrow, a Houston-based alternative certification program.
Posted on · The original move-in date at the Haven at Elgin, a new 17-story apartment complex next to campus, was Aug. 19. Nearly two weeks later, it has yet to open.
Posted on · For students in 85 Houston ISD schools, this first week of classes was different than previous years. That’s because a third of the district is undergoing reforms at the direction of state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles.
Posted on · The lawsuit, filed against state-appointed superintendent Mike Miles and the HISD board of managers, claims district and campus stakeholders were not properly consulted before a new teacher evaluation system was adopted. A judge's ruling Thursday means the new criteria cannot be implemented at least until the next court hearing on Sept. 11.
Posted on · The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the Houston Federation of Teachers, seeks an injunction and claims HISD leaders violated state law by not consulting districtwide and campus-level decision-making committees before adopting new evaluation criteria.
Posted on · The West Houston school district, which has paid more than $200 million during the last three years as part of a statewide wealth redistribution program for Texas public schools, is taking a stand against it. But the state will ultimately be able to receive the required payment for the 2023-24 school year, according to a local education expert.
Posted on · Public colleges and universities in Texas cannot create or continue their diversity, equity and inclusion programs according to an impending state law, which is leading to the closure of DEI and LGBTQ resource centers at the University of Houston.
Posted on · The policy will require all Katy ISD staff to report to parents if a student requests pronouns different to what they were assigned at birth, and prohibit discussions on gender fluidity.