Houston ISD’s new, all-female board of trustees held its first meeting Thursday after four newly elected trustees were sworn in earlier that afternoon. At the swearing-in Thursday afternoon, Bellaire High School was brought up several times as board members worked to honor the memory of Cesar Cortes.
Madison High School gained national attention a few months ago when its principal, Carlotta Outley Brown, implemented a dress code for parents coming to the school. Some parents, like Johnson, felt what they saw in the video shows a double standard.
The Houston Federation of Teachers says the proposed state takeover of the Houston Independent School District is unconstitutional under U.S. and Texas law because it disenfranchises and discriminates against people based on race and national origin.
QB Luke Pardee and his team advanced to the playoffs for the first time in school history. The school opened in 2017.
The Texas Education Agency is hosting a series of meetings to provide information and gain feedback from the community to help with their take over process. But it left concerned parents and faculty members of Wheatley unsatisfied since they feel their questions aren’t being answered.
The American Federation of Teachers has filed a freedom of information act request with the Texas Education Agency to get those answers.
HISD board members held a workshop with everyone in a meeting on Thursday. After school board members were done with the workshop, HISD cops made sure reporters couldn't get close to them.
The Houston ISD board will meet with an attorney to seek legal advice because the 23-page letter from the Texas Education Commissioner changes just about everything for the district.
The long talked about takeover comes after an investigation by the TEA over allegations of the trustees’ violation of the Open Meetings Act and consistent poor academic performances from Wheatley High School.
"A lowered status means for some reason the district is doing something wrong and possibly the student wouldn't be as well prepared to function in college as another student. So it is potentially a huge ramification for students," says Andy Dewey with the Houston Teachers Federation.
A report shows the TEA recommending the district's accreditation status be lowered, a conservator be appointed, and a board of managers be installed to replace the existing Board of Trustees.
FOX 26 has heard from several parents upset that Houston Independent School District decided not to close ahead of severe weather.
A viral video shows young students trying to avoid floodwaters at HISD's Durham Elementary School.
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