There is still more classes available: HUNDREDS OF UNDERSERVED HISD STUDENTS RECEIVE FREE MUSIC LESSONS AS PART OF THE 2016 BARBARA BUSH HOUSTON LITERACY FOUNDATION SUMMER READING CHALLENGE CAMPS

Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musicians will lead free music classes designed to influence language proficiency and cognitive development in K-2 students HOUSTON  – The Houston Symphony is teaming up with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Houston Area Urban League to offer free music lessons to hundreds of underserved K-2 Houston Independent School District…

Community Group Raises Complaints about Public Trust and Integrity of HISD, Superintendent

                                                                                                                                                                       By Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Houston– A community activist group is taking the concerns about HISD and public trust to the next level. Activists want answers to pressing questions and issues regarding whether Dr. Terry Grier and the Houston Independent School District violated the public trust impacting the education of African-American and other poor…

HISD Board Approves New Magnet Funding Formula; Adopts 2014-2015 Budget

Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District Board of Education approved a $1.74 billion budget for the 2014-2015 academic year. The new budget addresses the district’s key priorities – increasing teacher pay, supporting the implementation of a comprehensive literacy plan and funding required expenditures that will ultimately save the district money…

NAACP Houston Demands Equity and Accountability for the Education of Minority Students in Houston

HOUSTON-The NAACP Houston Branch on behalf of a broad based community coalition filed an Original Petition for Injunctive Relief and Application for Temporary Restraining Order against Houston Independent School District for violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act.  Plaintiffs, Dr. James Mathew Douglas and Carol Mims Galloway allege that HISD failed to give the public…