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…

HISD budget plan includes raises for teachers, principals and staff; no tax rate increase

HOUSTON ISD – Salary increases that will help the Houston Independent School District hire and retain effective principals, teachers and district staff remain a top priority for administrators as they continue to develop a budget for the 2015-2016 school year. Under the proposed budget, teachers would get a minimum salary increase of 2 percent, with…

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…

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…