Considering race, class and power in Texas Education Agency’s takeover of Houston Independent School District

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.


Texas Education Agency announces takeover of the Houston Independent School District

Posted on · The state-appointed managers will hold immense power. They can control the budget, school closures, collaborations with charter networks, policies around curriculum and library books, as well as hiring or firing the superintendent, among other important decisions. 

Criminal Justice

11-year-old charged in sexual assault of 6-year-old on Aldine ISD bus

Posted on · Harris County District Attorney's Office confirmed that it accepted three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child against an 11-year-old who allegedly lured a 6-year-old student to the back of a school bus and sexually assaulted him.