Why are hundreds of teachers leaving the Houston Independent School District? HISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier says many leave because they can't or won't do what's asked of them in order to give Houston students excellent educational experiences. Grier is the special guest on Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall. He discusses several other issues in depth, including the Texas legislative session and the money schools can expect to receive and the plans in place to absorb the North Forest Independent School District. Those are just a few of the in depth topics discussed on this week's Houston Newsmakers.
Also discussed, the nearly $2 billion bond program approved by voters last November. Accusations surfaced recently that HISD is not giving minority contractors a fair shot at construction projects. Grier's response was unequivocal and direct. Watch Houston Newsmakers to see his response. Go to www.houstonisd.org to see the details of the bond program.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. How can we all make sure child abuse is a thing of the past?
The ESCAPE Family Resource Center is a comprehensive program that teaches men and women how to be better parents. The chief executive officer of ESCAPE, Lidya Osadchey, talks with Khambrel about the programs available and the ways all parents can be better and ultimately put an end to children being mistreated and abused. You can learn what you need to know at www.learntoparent.org. The Kids Developmental Clinic works in partnership with ESCAPE to provide clinical services to the adults and children who need it. Kids Clinic Chief Financial Officer Jim Binn provides important information about the services they provide.
Watch Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall Sunday at 10 a.m., right after Meet the Press with David Gregory.
Terry Grier, Ed.D., Superintendent, Houston Independent School District, 713-556-6000; www.houstonisd.org
Lidya Osadchey CEO, Escape Family Resource Center 713-942-9500; www.LearnToParent.org
Jim Binn, CFO, Kids Developmental Clinic, 713-774-5437; www.kidsdevelopmentalclinic.com