Parents Question Investigation into Cheating at Jefferson Elementary

40% of the teachers at Jefferson Elementary School were removed from the classroom in November 2013. Because approximately 38 third graders performed significantly better on the STAAR than the previous year's group of third graders, the district summarily removed 40 teachers across many grade levels from their classrooms. The result was that most of these students spent the year being taught by substitutes.   Read more

A Wrap-Up of the 83rd Legislature: Key Public Education Bills from Rep Burnam's Ed Alert

Read about the restoration of some of the Rainy Day Funding and the reduction of end of course exams required for graduation from 15 to 5. Read more

Diane Ravitch commends CVPE in her blog

In her blog post on May 15th, 2013, Diane Ravitch applauded CVPE for motivating parents, teachers, students and community members for taking action and speaking in front of the HISD school board last week. Read more

CVPE members deliver 1,600 petitions against over-testing to HISD school board - on KUHF 88.7

KUHF reporter Laura Isensee witnessed CVPE delivering 1,600 signed petitions against over-testing to the HISD school board last Thursday, April 11th. Here is her article which aired on April 12, 2013 in which she interviewed CVPE members Ruth Kravetz and Consuelo Martinez. Read more

"Dozens of parents and educators with CVPE pleaded with the HISD school board" - Houston Chronicle K-12 Zone Blog

Dozens of parents and educators with Community Voices for Public Education pleaded with the HISD school board Thursday night, April 16, 2013, to limit practice, or benchmark, exams for the state’s high-stakes STAAR test. Read more

Vincent Sanders and Jim Faber speak about benchmark testing on KUHF 88.7

CVPE members Vincent Sanders and Jim Faber spoke with KUHF about the excessive practice tests to prepare students for the STARR. Read more

Please Sign CVPE's petition

Let's raise our voices (students, parents, teachers and community members) and tell the HISD School Board to end over-testing, and make space for learning in the classroom! Please sign our petition and stand up for our kids: Read more

83rd Legislative Session: BILLS TO WATCH

Please read the bills listed below, and call your state legislature to voice your opinion regarding any/all bills. Click the following link to look up your state legislature and find his/her contact info: Read more

CVPE's Ruth Kravetz speaks on KUHF 88.7

Hear Ruth Kravetz, CVPE member, talk about the upcoming march at the capitol for the Save Texas Schools rally. Read more

CVPE makes an impact at the STS Rally in Austin!

Dear CVPE Members,We’re thrilled to inform you that CVPE and a hundred and fifty of its members joined the Save Texas School rally in Austin last Saturday. Members lined up for buses before 6am, energized and excited to raise their voices at the Capitol. After arriving in Austin, we wasted no time, and immediately joined the march alongside thousands from around the state, all armed with posters and chants about the detrimental effects of under-funding and over-testing. Read more

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