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…

Black Youth Excel in Community Math & Science Saturday School

Recently, the National Black United Front’s (NBUF) N’Joya Weusi African Centered Saturday School Mahafali (Graduation) held at at 2428 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004.  The N’Joya Weusi African Centered Saturday School is a 5-week program for ages 8-16 year old youth in the Greater Houston area.  The children are collectively taught right-brain mathematics, science and…

Seven Houston Teachers, Houston Federation of Teachers File Lawsuit

Challenge Constitutionality of Value-Added Measure for Evaluations HOUSTON—An unprecedented lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging that highly recognized, good teachers are receiving poor evaluations because of a grossly flawed value-added algorithm used to evaluate them. Seven Houston teachers and the Houston Federation of Teachers are contending…