Parents, let's choose virtual to save lives

HISD does not have a phase-in plan for safely reopening face-to-face on October 19th. On Tuesday, parents found out that they had just one week to decide whether their children would return to school face to face or continue virtually. Read more

Zoom and Tell Sat and HISD Board Meeting

HISD Board meeting Thur 9/10. Sign up to speak by 9:30 am Thur and Zoom and Tell CVPE meeting on Sat at 11 am Read more

If you thought HISD was opening virtually, you were wrong

HISD has been a leader in the nation by delaying the first day of school and starting virtually to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But on Thursday, close to 18,000 parents found out that HISD did not have enough devices for their kids and were told —by email— that their children would be required to attend school face-to-face at a digital learning center (DLC).    Read more

Charter applicant plans to teach Brer rabbit and slave dialect to children

On Friday, Sept. 11, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will vote on eight new charter school applications (18 school campuses) approved by Commissioner Mike Morath last month. Read more

Will Public Schools Survive COVID?

Will Public Schools Survive Covid-19? Long-term divestment has put America’s public schools in a dangerous situation, pitting necessary education against the safety of students, staff, and parents. By Belle Chesler Read more

Opinion: We spoke to 28 education experts. Plans for reopening Houston-area schools are impossible.

We experience cognitive dissonance when we hold contradictory ideas. Experiencing these inconsistencies tends to be stressful and disorienting. In order to regain a sense of balance, we often engage in self-deception and ignore the reality of a situation. Read more

Students Should Never Be Pepper-Sprayed at School

Our students deserve more social workers, nurses, mental health professionals, and librarians and fewer police.  It is time to divest from school policing and to invest in our students and communities. Read more

Sign up to speak against DOI

Demand that the board discontinue the District of Innovation process at the HISD Public Hearing on Thursday May 28 at 5 pm. The chart at the bottom shows where we are in the process. Read more

DOI is an Unnecessary Solution to a Manufactured Problem

On Thursday night, the HISD School Board and the interim superintendent missed an opportunity.  No! That is too kind. They violated their moral imperative to come together for the public good in this time of crisis.  Read more

Energized to Exploit

Researched and written by Sarah Terrell and Ann Eagleton

The HISD Board of Trustees is set to vote on renewing the in-district charter school contracts for Energized for Excellence Academy and Energized for STEM Academy at the May 14, 2020 board meeting. (Agenda item F-2).

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