Let’s talk about the school safety after the Heights hoax

The active shooter hoax at Heights High School was not an isolated incident that day. Now is the time to demand more sensible gun laws in Texas. At a March for Our Lives Rally in late August, Uvalde parents stated the need for more sensible and stricter gun laws and called for a special session to do it.  [En español] Read more

Tell the SBOE to do their job!

Due to far-right political pressure to censor our state curriculum, the State Board of Education (SBOE) is delaying the state's revision of the social studies TEKS. The last revision was in 2010. Read more in the Texas Tribune. Sign this petition to demand that the SBOE do its job. Read more

Public education takes the win!

Yesterday’s Houston ISD board vote was a victory for public education.After public outcry, the board voted to remove item K.46 from the agenda and table it indefinitely. Read more in this Houston Chronicle article published yesterday and here from Monday. [En español] Read more

Stop this bad policy in its tracks

Ask the Board president to pull item (K46) from the agenda.   [En español] Read more

Don't let B+ rated HISD become a charter district

The HISD Board president has called a special board meeting for 9am Thursday, 8/18, to propose a policy change (K.46) that would essentially turn HISD into a charter district. [En español] Read more

Does HISD need rifles for our kids to learn?

This Thursday the HISD Board will be discussing several important agenda items. [en español] Will you speak at the board meeting this Thursday or email your trustee to express your concern about the proposed spending of up to 1.5 million dollars on “security equipment” over the next three years and other matters? Read more

Meet our newest team members!

Join us this Saturday at Trinity Gardens Church of God for our Planning and Priorities meeting from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. We will be talking about the issues CVPE will focus on during this critical year. Come share your thoughts! You can RSVP at houstoncvpe.org/events  Read more

here's a quick primer on recapture and why public schools need to be funded better

Read this seven page report written by Chandra Villanueva from Every Texan. The report contains crucial information about recapture, school funding, and HB 3. We must better understand public school finance in order to effectively fight for our schools in the 2023 Texas legislative session. Read more

"read-in" on July 26th to fight censorship

Join CVPE and the Texas Freedom Network in Austin on Tuesday, July 26th from 10:00-11:15 am for a READ-IN at the Texas Capitol Rotunda as a part of their #TeachtheTruth Campaign. RSVP here Read more

Links and photos from the forum

The CVPE Summer Forum was a great success. It would not have been possible without the wonderful sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants — a huge thank you to everyone! When you have a moment, would you complete this short survey about the conference? Read more