Meet one of the ‘teacher experts’ who helped review, modify curriculum at Houston ISD’s NES-aligned campuses
This article is in keeping with KPRC 2′s “Focus on Fleming” initiative, which is a year of chronicling transition at Fleming Middle School, one of 28 Houston ISD schools labeled as a high-priority campus.
HISD superintendent says he will pay ‘teacher experts’ to review curriculum after inappropriate lesson appears online
The Houston Independent School District is responding to an inappropriate lesson plan circulating on social media that was supposed to be taught to middle school students in the district’s New Education System-aligned campuses.
Support for Houston ISD’s Spanish speakers has dwindled under state-appointed leader, parents say
For one reading class, Superintendent Mike Miles said instruction would focus on English, even if it meant risking state funding for dual-language programs. Parents say it goes further than that, adding that their kids are receiving no assistance in Spanish at all.
‘No excuses’: Superintendent Miles pushes for ‘high-performance culture’ in district
Houston Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles held a meeting Wednesday with his leadership team to introduce his plans on how to make the district a “high-performance culture,” along with his goals for improving accountability amongst teachers and administrators.
HISD adopts state-approved teacher evaluation system in response to lawsuit
During a Houston Independent School District board meeting last week, Superintendent Mike Miles said the district has decided to implement the state-approved T-TESS Evaluation System rather than a new teacher evaluation system.
Lawsuit filed against HISD superintendent, school board due to alleged illegal teacher evaluation system
The Houston Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Houston Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles and the school board for implementing the new teacher evaluation system.
First look inside Fleming Middle School, the HISD campus KPRC 2 will spend a year chronicling
This school year, KPRC 2 is embarking on a project to chronicle a year inside Fleming Middle School on the north side of Houston. Fleming is one of the 28 schools Houston ISD labeled as a high-priority campus.
Houston ISD superintendent discusses district’s Project Safe Start 2023 ahead of first day of school
Houston Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles, along with other community members and the Houston Police Department, held a news conference Friday morning discussing the return of Project Safe Start 2023.
Community leaders host block walk to inform parents about HISD library cuts
An organization that unites Houston parents, educators, students, and community members to advocate for policies that strengthens HISD’s school system is spreading awareness of what is happening to schools since the takeover.
Former HISD school board discusses upcoming changes within the district
Several ousted Houston ISD elected board members joined together virtually to speak with the community Tuesday. They say the purpose was to walk people through the proposed policy changes that Superintendent Mike Miles wants the new state-appointed board to approve.
Following recent criticism, HISD Superintendent Mike Miles invites Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to tour NES schools
Following recent criticism from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles has written a letter to Turner, inviting him to tour New Education System (NES) aligned schools on the first week back from summer break.
HISD to eliminate librarians, turn some libraries into discipline centers at 28 campuses
Houston Independent School District will be eliminating librarian positions at 28 schools this upcoming year and utilizing some of the libraries as ‘Team Centers” where kids with behavioral issues will be sent, the district announced.
Nearly 2,400 positions cut at Houston ISD’s central office as part of reorganization
During the latest round of community meetings held via Zoom on Thursday, Houston Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles provided more details on the numbers of positions which would be eliminated from the district’s central office.
WATCH: Houston ISD superintendent Mike Miles answers questions at district’s 6th community meeting held virtually
Houston Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles is hosting the sixth district family event to share more information about his vision for HISD and to meet families from schools across the district.
As school year approaches, Houston ISD still trying to fill job vacancies
There are only six weeks until school starts, and the Houston Independent School District still has many job vacancies. The district is holding weekly hiring events to make sure people are in place to welcome students on Aug. 28.
Final night for HISD teachers to decide whether they stay with district
The district is going through sweeping changes under new administration, appointed by the state. The changes have created some concerns for some teachers who have considered leaving the district, which has already seen a sharp decline in student enrollment and a high teacher turnover before the administration transition.
Who is Mike Miles? Texas Education Agency picks Houston ISD superintendent, commencing state takeover
The Texas Education Agency on Thursday named former Dallas Independent School District superintendent Mike Miles as superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, initiating the state’s takeover of Texas’ largest school district.