The District Advisory Committee met on November 14, 2023.

HISD

Houston ISD one step closer to starting school year earlier, hiring uncertified teachers through “innovation” status

Posted on · The district will likely have the ability to start classes earlier in August. Administrators will also be able to hire uncertified teachers in high schools. Those policy changes are expected to proceed after the DAC signed off on a so-called “District of Innovation” plan Tuesday night. 

HISD BOM at the Nov. 2 meeting discussing long-term goals for student test scores.

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Stacked Houston ISD committee considers requests for uncertified teachers and longer school year through “innovation” status

Posted on · The state-appointed leaders of Houston’s public school system want Houston ISD to become a so-called “District of Innovation,” which allows exemptions from a long list of state laws. They argue the exemptions will increase flexibility; critics say the changes will hurt, not help. 

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Rice University suspends campus parties, will review alcohol policy after ‘Night of Decadence’ marred by hospitalizations

Posted on · The Houston private school is cancelling campuswide public parties through spring break. And the Night of Decadence event featuring scantily clad students is being placed on probation, meaning it will operate at significantly reduced capacity next year and with enhanced safety protocols.