‘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.
Addressing threatening behavior at Texas schools
While much of the discussion about school safety has recently revolved around putting armed security on every campus and increasing police training, there is less highlighted work being done on campuses across the state to spot potential problems before they spiral into violent behavior.
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.
Channelview ISD bus drivers ready for first day of school; other districts hoping to fill other positions
Wednesday is the first day of school for students at Channelview ISD. The transportation department is making sure all buses have working air conditioning units. Drivers spent the day driving their routes and getting ready and will be out on Wednesday greeting students on their first day of school.
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.
Photo of Lamar Consolidated ISD students forced to sit in bus aisles because of crowding causing stir
If you’re a parent, you know how hard it can be at times to get your kids to just sit down and have a seat. That problem is being amplified on Lamar Consolidated ISD school buses because there aren’t enough seats to go around. Some kids say they’re forced to sit on the floor of the buses.
TEA Takeover: Tensions rise at first community meeting as congresswoman addresses crowd, questions go unanswered
The Texas Education Agency is hosting its first of four community meetings Tuesday night, nearly a week after the state announced it would move forward with a takeover of its largest school district.
Community activist call for Humble ISD leaders to resign after school fight involving weapons; district is investigating the incident
Community leaders are calling for the superintendent of Humble ISD and the principal at Atascocita High School to resign after a fight broke out between parents and students.
DPS to provide more than 30 officers to campuses throughout Uvalde ISD for new school year
Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be providing more than 30 law enforcement officers to campuses throughout the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD) for the new school year.
Gunman made social media post before going on shooting rampage that killed 19 children, 2 teachers in Uvalde, Gov. Abbott says
An 18-year-old man shot his own grandmother before storming into a West Texas elementary school and opening fire Tuesday morning, just two days shy of the end of the school year. During the rampage, 14 students and one teacher were killed, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.
Texas suburb rejected diversity lessons in schools. But a federal probe may demand them.
After the Department of Education’s civil rights enforcement arm announced in November that it was investigating students’ allegations of discrimination and bullying at the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, conservative parents and politicians were outraged.