6 Harris County teen Artists, Writers to Exhibit Work in Washington, D.C. Institutions

Work from six Houston-area Scholastic Art & Writing teen national medalists will be showcased in Washington, D.C. through the “Art.Write.Now.DC” exhibit spanning three locations. The six students are from Houston, Klein, Cypress-Fairbanks and Deer Park independent school districts and The Village School and St. John’s Upper School private schools. “Out of 85 talented teen artists…

ARE WE LAB RATS, POLITICAL PAWNS… OR BOTH?

By: Darwin Campbell Low-Income and Poor Trapped by Houston’s Affordable Housing Dilemma HOUSTON – All low-income residents and poor families desire is a good place to call home, a safe environment to work and raise children and great schools to educate and provide viable opportunities for their children. THE ISSUE However, a giant tug-of-war is…

Why is HISD Superintendent Terry Grier and His School Board Ignoring the Black Community’s Voice in a Key Study?

Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues HOUSTON-When it comes to HISD justifying the closing of schools in predominantly Black neighborhoods, it contended that its own enrollment and projection studies supported the move. However, an independent study conducted by Dr. Reba Wright tells a totally different story than the HISD board is telling about its reasons and defense…

Exposure Calls for Unity & Action

HOUSTON- Whether closing schools, shutting a post office, being pushed out of neighborhoods or holding police accountable for shooting down young Black unarmed men, the Black community appears under siege in Houston. “We are not disconnected from any of these battles and they are not coincidences,” said Kofi Taharka, leader of the National Black United…

Houston ISD’s Dr. Grier chosen as Texas’ nominee for National Superintendent of the Year

  AUSTIN — Dr. Terry Grier, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, will represent Texas in the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year Program. Under Grier’s leadership, Houston ISD was awarded the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education, an award that recognizes gains in student achievement and comes with…