KIPP Charter Schools Merge Int...

Jul 14, 2018 by

Before the different KIPP networks had their own boards and local leadership. Now they’ll share a board of directors and one CEO....

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Houston Schools to Get New Too...

Jul 10, 2018 by

Next school year, district administrators plan to give students the chance to report bullying anonymously — through a tip line, a...

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Summer Program Brings In Youth...

Jul 8, 2018 by

The nonprofit behind the camp, iEducate, believes that elementary school students can learn from high schoolers — and also look up to...

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Instead of Outside Audit, Hous...

Jun 21, 2018 by

The board for the Houston Independent School District (HISD) has decided to change course on getting an independent audit. Instead,...

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Federal School Safety Panel Wi...

Jun 6, 2018 by

“We are actually studying school safety and how we can ensure our students are safe at school,” DeVos says Education Secretary Betsy...

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How Texas Could Monitor Studen...

Jun 4, 2018 by

“To look at it as sort of a panacea to school violence, or bullying or students at risk of suicide is kind of short-sighted.” Laura...

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Texas School Districts Struggl...

Jun 1, 2018 by

A 2017 law offers school districts a temporary reprieve from state sanctions if they partner with nonprofits or charters to overhaul...

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Five Things To Know About Texa...

May 22, 2018 by

More than 170 school districts across Texas, including Santa Fe, have opted to join the voluntary program. Laura Isensee – The...

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Houston School Board Moves To ...

May 16, 2018 by

Any audit won’t be due until April 2019, which won’t help this budget cycle, with a $100 million deficit, but it could help rebuild...

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Are Charter Schools Private? I...

May 9, 2018 by

Texas charter schools are sometimes private and sometimes governmental — a legal framework that has helped them avoid costly lawsuits...

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HISD Trustee Calls for Board P...

May 5, 2018 by

Her calls add to others from advocates and parents, including one of the women who was arrested, for Skillern-Jones to step down....

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Report: Fewer International St...

May 2, 2018 by

International student enrollment dropped 2.2 percent in Texas and half a percent nationwide Elizabeth Trovall – iStock...

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Advocates, Woman Arrested at M...

Apr 30, 2018 by

Even though the HISD board president has apologized, Kandice Webber still wants Skillern-Jones to step down. Laura Isensee –...

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Ahead Of Board Vote, Houston T...

Apr 24, 2018 by

The HISD administration has recommended the charter group, Energized for STEM, to take on the management, budgeting, curriculum and...

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Local Educators Welcome Decisi...

Apr 17, 2018 by

However, the fact the course will not be called ‘Mexican-American Studies’ causes some concern Al Ortiz – Photo via Texas...

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HISD Speeds Up Process to Appr...

Apr 13, 2018 by

HISD must send any partnership deals to state education officials by April 30. Laura Isensee – HISD Students participate in the...

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How To Put Ethics Into Texas’ ...

Apr 9, 2018 by

“We don’t go home at the end of the day and say, ‘Yes! I didn’t break the law today,’” law professor Susan Bon said Laura...

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Some Raise Concerns Over Texas...

Apr 5, 2018 by

The U.S. Department of Education approved Texas’s plan last week Experts said parts of Texas’s federal school accountability plan are...

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UH Moment: UH Sugar Land Break...

Mar 31, 2018 by

“The long-term goal is to get to about 10-thousand students out here, and this is a key step in that process.” Gregory Ortiz –...

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The Texas Legislature Took Awa...

Mar 28, 2018 by

School officials are accessing other grants, pulling from local taxpayer dollars and diverting funding from different parts of their...

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