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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DOI proposal offers no real solutions for recovery in the aftermath of the Coronavirus

The HISD District of Innovation (DOI) proposal is a dangerous and unnecessary distraction from facing the problems laid bare by Coronavirus.  Read more

DOI should be DOA

DOI should be DOA. District of innovation status allows a school district to circumvent state education standards that protect students, families and teachers. These include exemptions that allow a district to abolish class size limits, abolish due process rights of parents and students in discipline proceedings, hire teachers without the protection of a contract, hire uncertified teachers, and change the school start date. Read more

Microscale Mutual Aid School Projects

Will you participate in one or more microscale mutual aid projects to help students and families who are being harmed by the inequity divide widened by this pandemic? This is a collaboration between teachers/staff who are CVPE/HFT members and CVPE parents, teachers, students and community members.  Read more

Texas Schools Must Not Be Rated

Schools, jobs, and our very lives are on hold. School accountability A-F ratings must be put on hold as well.  Read more

Governor, Don't rate our schools this year

Schools are feeding students and families, offering distance learning, providing emotional and social support, and looking out for our communities. They should not have to be worried about STAAR and school accountability too. Read more

Focus on the Whole Child-not STAAR- during this Pandemic

We ask that the governor and the Texas Education Agency learn lessons from the Coronavirus pandemic to focus on the whole child including paid sick leave, wraparound services, health care, and ensuring that homeless students have a roof over their heads, not just a place to sleep at night. Read more

Charters in the News

Public education is the cornerstone of our great democracy. Let us -together- demand strong schools for all children in every neighborhood regardless of zip code. Read more

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