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Houston Independent School District

May 19, 2011 -- Hartman Middle School in Houston Independent School District and NASA will dedicate a memorial to the Columbia astronauts in a ceremony on Friday at the school campus. More
May 19, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today approved a draft redistricting plan for the school board's representative districts. More
May 18, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District has scheduled job fairs on Thursday and Saturday to fill more than 200 vacancies within the district. More
May 16, 2011 -- Whidby Elementary School in Houston will open its new Health and Science Museum on Wednesday. More
May 13, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 6-2-1, with Juliet Stipeche and Carol Mims Galloway opposed and Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. away when the vote was taken, to consolidate three of the district's elementary schools and adjust the attendance boundaries of a fourth. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has approved a revamped teacher appraisal and development system. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today will consider giving final approval to a teacher development and evaluation system. More
May 12, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier today named Dr. Alicia Hill Thomas as Deputy Chief Academic Officer. More
May 11, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Furr High School has received the 2011 College Board Inspiration Award and a $25,000 check for helping underserved students "achieve equitable access to higher education". More
May 05, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, during a workshop held today, heard a presentation on plans to overhaul the district's Information Technology Department. More
May 04, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier today joined the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center in unveiling a new college awareness campaign, which includes the first advertisements to be placed on 50 of the district's school buses. More
May 03, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced that the Texas State Senate has approved legislation to allow Houston ISD schools that are undergoing a "comprehensive turnaround", such as the Apollo 20 program, to begin the school year early. More
April 29, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved a four-day week for the summer school session, a move expected to reduce costs for the district by $1 million. More
April 28, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that fifth and eighth grade students have shown improvement this year in TAKS test results, with more students at both grade levels achieving "commended" levels. More
April 27, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host its first School Choice Fair on Saturday. More
April 26, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Office of Special Education will host a meeting with parents of special education students on May 5. More
April 25, 2011 -- Chase Bank today announced that it has provided a $2.5 million donation to the Houston Independent School District Foundation in support of the Apollo 20 program. More
April 21, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a workshop meeting held today, has proposed a plan to close McDade, Rhoads, Grimes and Stevenson elementary schools in an effort to reduce expenses. More
April 20, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that three students have been named as National Merit Scholarship recipients. More
April 19, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District reports that Burrus, N.Q. Henderson, and Port Houston elementary schools are no longer being considered for closure for the 2011-2012 school year. More
April 19, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today reported that three kindergarten students at Ross Elementary were injured when a loaded handgun brought by one of the students fell to the ground and discharged. More
April 19, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District is dismissing school early for MC Williams Middle School due to a power outage at the campus. More
April 18, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District has scheduled additional meetings on Wednesday to discuss small schools under consideration for closure due to budget issues. More
April 16, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District is currently accepting applications to its new DeVry Advantage Academy at HP Carter. More
April 15, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a proposal to buy-out continuing contracts of staff members whose position or program has been closed due to reduced funding. More
April 14, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Educations voted 7-2, with Carol Galloway and Juliet Stipeche opposed, to approve a new appraisal and development system for teachers. More
April 14, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host "Project 180", a volunteer effort by Grace Presbyterian Church, on Saturday at Paul Revere Middle School. More
April 13, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is scheduled to vote Thursday on a "more fair and meaningful appraisal and development system" for teachers. More
April 13, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District's Government Relations Department will host a brown bag luncheon on Friday to discuss school finance proposals being considered in the Texas Legislature. More
April 11, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier told Board of Education trustees on Monday that he is exploring whether to consider closing or consolidating smaller elementary and middle schools in the coming weeks. More
April 11, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that 93 percent of graduating seniors from schools in the Apollo 20 program have been accepted by a two-year or four-year college. More
April 10, 2011 -- Two Houston Independent School District seniors have been chose for NASA Robotics Internships. More
April 07, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District has received a $10,000 donation from Capitol One Bank to support the district's middle school leadership development. More
April 07, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that four seniors from the district have been named recipients of the Achievement Scholarship through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. More
April 07, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today discussed a final proposal for an improved teacher appraisal and development system. More
April 07, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today approved more than $40 million in budget reductions, including the elimination of 277 positions in the district's Central Office due to anticipated losses in state funding. More
April 06, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday to consider $40.6 million in districtwide and Central Office budget cuts to offset a $160 million anticipated state funding reduction. More
April 01, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Foundation will host its 2011 Charity Golf Tournament, featuring Vince Young as well as Houston ISD board members and members of the business community, on Monday at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land. More
March 31, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today issued a statement from HISD Police Chief Jimmy Dotson regarding a shooting incident at the Worthing High School Athletic Field on Wednesday after school hours, which is currently under investigation by the Houston Police Department. More
March 31, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Daniel Yun, a student at Bellaire High School, recently received a perfect score on his SAT test. More
March 31, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Pershing Middle School has been named as one of 11 "Texas Schools to Watch" by the Texas Middle School Association. More
March 29, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a series of community meetings concerning the possible closure and consolidation of four schools due to anticipated budget shortfalls. More
March 26, 2011 -- Among the winners of this year’s Barbara Jordan Media Awards is a photographer from TIME Magazine, a journalist from Texas Monthly and one student -- a 16-year-old sophomore from HISD’s Barbara Jordan High School for Careers, 5800 Eastex Freeway. More
March 25, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host the district's annual Mechanics Road-e-o on Saturday, with a chance for school bus mechanics to advance toward national competition to be named "America's Best School Bus Technician/Inspector". More
March 25, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday at Lyons Elementary to discuss recent health improvements at the school through its partnership with "CAN DO Houston", in an effort to reduce childhood obesity. More
March 24, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a workshop meeting today, received an update on staffing levels as part of the consideration of budget cuts to the district. More
March 23, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced that local radio station 97.9 "The Box" is holding a contest for students of schools in the district's Apollo 20 program. More
March 23, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Foundation on Monday announced that the foundation has received a $100,000 gift from Linebarger Goggan Blair and Sampson, LLC in support of the district's Apollo 20 Project. More
March 11, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Foundation today announced that it will receive $800,000 in grants over the next three years to support the district's Apollo 20 Project. More
March 11, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 6-2, with Carol Mims Galloway and Juliet Stipeche opposed, to approve recommendations for a reduction in force to address the district's anticipated $171 million budget shortfall due to state budgetary issues. More
March 11, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved budget cuts to address a shortfall in state budget allocations. More
March 10, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is meeting today to consider per-student budget cuts due to the state budget shortfall. More
March 09, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday will consider decreasing the amount of money given to each school by $275 per student in anticipation of a dramatic drop in state funding. More
March 09, 2011 -- Longtime Lantrip Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Martinez has been named the 2011 National Bilingual Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Bilingual Education. More
March 09, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District on Tuesday named David Edgerson as the new principal of Phillis Wheatley High School. More
March 09, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district will implement "EasyIEP", a system used to handle individualized education programs, for the special education department's data management system. More
March 08, 2011 -- Students at the E.O. Smith Education Center in Houston are being moved to Eliot Elementary and McReynolds Middle School due to a water line break. More
March 07, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier has written a letter to the community explaining his recommendation to delay further action on his preliminary magnet program proposals until adoption of a budget for the 2011-2012 school year. More
March 07, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host its annual "School Bus Road-e-o" on Tuesday at Barnett Stadium. More
March 04, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier on Thursday unveiled a proposed plan for the district's magnet school program. More
March 04, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday received a briefing on proposals to offset the district's anticipated $171 million budget shortfall, including personnel decisions and other items that will be considered at the board's March 10 meeting. More
March 03, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education District IV Trustee Paula Harris will host a town hall community meeting on Tuesday at the Mading Elementary School cafeteria. More
March 02, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will host a special meeting on Thursday to discuss recommendations regarding the district's magnet school program policies. More
February 28, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a public meeting on Friday for a presentation of findings and recommendations from a review of the district's special education program. More
February 28, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host tours in March, April and May of the nine schools currently participating in the district's Apollo 20 program. More
February 24, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Chief Financial Officer Melinda Garrett presented HISD Board of Education members Thursday with various cost-cutting options and strategies to offset cuts in funding from the state. More
February 24, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district's Hispanic, African-American and Anglo students outperformed other big-city school districts in science on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a workshop meeting held today, discussed proposals for improving the district's magnet schools program. More
February 23, 2011 -- The Board of Education of the Houston Independent School District will hold a public workshop meeting Thursday morning in the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
February 20, 2011 -- More than 500 parents are expected to attend the Project GRAD Houston 7th Annual Parent Convention at the University of Houston–Downtown on March 4. More
February 20, 2011 -- Five Houston Independent School District seniors have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. More
February 18, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today named Arnold Viramontes as chief technology information officer. More
February 17, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier presented his State of the Schools address today. More
February 16, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District’s College, Career and Counseling Department will be hosting a scholarship fair at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center on February 24. More
February 16, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier will deliver the State of the Schools address on Thursday at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston. More
February 15, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host an information meeting tonight regarding the United States Service Academy/ROTC program. More
February 15, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host an informational meeting on Saturday to discuss the all-girls and all-boys college preparatory academies. More
February 14, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a live television show on February 21 on the district's public television station and web site to discuss state budget issues and their impact on the district. More
February 13, 2011 -- The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the 2011 Michael G. Meyers Student Design & Scholarship Competition. More
February 13, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District has released the Russian language students scores. More
February 11, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-4, with Lawrence Marshall, Harvin Moore, Greg Meyers, Paula Harris and Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. in favor and Carol Mims Galloway, Juliet Stipeche, Michael Lunceford and Anna Eastman opposed, to approve the addition of 11 elementary schools to the district's Apollo 20 program. More
February 10, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday named the next 11 schools that will be part of the Apollo 20 school turn-around initiative. More
February 10, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District's Office of Special Education will host its Annuals Parents of Preschool Children with Disabilities Parent Involvement Conference and Annual Transition Fair for students with disabilities on February 26. More
February 10, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is meeting today to consider the addition of 11 elementary schools to the district's Apollo 20 program. More
February 07, 2011 -- The Texas Association of Partners in Education honored Project GRAD Houston, the Alley Theatre, and Shell Oil for their innovative partnerships serving the Houston Independent School District. More
February 07, 2011 -- A community meeting on the future of Houston Independent School District’s Magnet Program, which was cancelled due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 12, beginning at 9:00 am in the Board Auditorium of the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
February 07, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education Trustee Paula Harris will host a District IV town hall meeting on Tuesday. More
February 07, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a "Legislative 101" training session on February 26 to discuss the impact of state budget cuts on Houston-area students. More
February 04, 2011 -- All Houston Independent School District activities, including athletics events, scheduled to begin before 10 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, February 5, have been cancelled because of inclement weather and are being rescheduled. More
February 03, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a series of public forums this month to receive input on a proposed system for appraisal and development of teachers. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is holding a special meeting this morning for an update on the potential impact of proposed state budget cuts on HISD schools. More
February 02, 2011 -- All high school 11th-graders in the Houston Independent School District will be given the opportunity to take the SAT college entrance exam free of charge at their home campuses this spring. More
February 01, 2011 -- The San Jacinto College Central men's basketball team surprised students at Keller Middle School during a recent pep rally. More
February 01, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host signings for 110 student athletes with various colleges as part of National Signing Day on Wednesday. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Preservation Alliance will present Sylvan Rodriguez, Jr. Elementary School and the Museum of Sylvan Rodriguez Art in Houston with the Good Brick Award on Friday. More
January 31, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a "Food Show" through its Food Services Department at Davis High School on Tuesday to gather community input on the 2011-2012 school year menu. More
January 31, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier on Saturday reported on the progress of the district's Apollo 20 program at the Board of Education's annual retreat. More
January 29, 2011 -- Midway through the school year, students who are part of the ambitious Apollo 20 project to turn around struggling Houston Independent School District campuses are showing great academic progress, Superintendent Terry Grier told the Board of Education on Saturday. More
January 28, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that 75 of the district's schools were listed on the National Center for Education Achievement's list of Higher Performing Schools. More
January 28, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District has extended the deadline for applications to the district's new all-boys and all-girls college preparatory academies to February 25. More
January 26, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a dedication ceremony on Thursday for the new Piney Point Elementary School. More
January 25, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday will pay out more than $42 million in ASPIRE Awards to teachers, principals and other staff in recognition of their work to boost student achievement. More
January 21, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday received a briefing on the possible impact of the proposed state budget on the district's funding. More
January 20, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that NFL quarterback Vince Young will serve as the honorary chair of the 2011 Houston ISD Foundation Golf Tournament, which will be held on April 4 at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land. More
January 16, 2011 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House, as part of The Grand Kids Festival set for April 2, is sponsoring a Banner Design Contest open to all Galveston and Harris county students in grades Kindergarten through eighth. More
January 14, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday elected board officers and accepted $2.1 million in grants to reduce pollution from school buses. More
January 14, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to elect Paula Harris as president of the board. More
January 13, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has unanimously elected Paula Harris to a one-year term as president. More
January 13, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has named Samuel Coleman as the new principal for Yates High School. More
January 13, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will launch a mentoring program for businesses owned by minorities and women on February 1. More
January 11, 2011 -- Leaders of Houston’s largest business organization pledged Monday to help the Houston Independent School District expand the ambitious Apollo 20 school transformation program to more campuses next fall. More
January 09, 2011 -- Project GRAD Houston is hosting college awareness activities at five Houston Independent School District partnering high schools beginning January 10-14. More
January 07, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today received an analysis and suggested plan from independent consultings regarding the district's magnet school program. More
January 07, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a town hall meeting on January 11 regarding the district's Education Value Added Assessment System. More
January 06, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host a delegation from the Greater Houston Partnership on Monday for a tour of one of the district's schools participating in the Apollo 20 program. More
December 19, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District announced that it is currently accepting applications for admission to the new all-boys and all-girls college preparatory academies recently approved by the HISD Board of Education. More
December 17, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the Texas Education Agency has assigned accredited status to the district for the 2009-2010 school year following a review of the district's response to allegations of testing improprieties at two schools. More
December 16, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today held a workshop meeting to discuss the "rightsizing" of the district's schools. More
December 15, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a series of "community conversations" in January regarding the district's budget. More
December 10, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District announced that the Texas Commissioner of Education has granted ratings appeals for seven of the district's schools, resulting in five schools being declared as meeting the 2010 "Adequate Yearly Progress" rating. More
December 10, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday administered the oath of office to new board member Juliet Stipeche, and voted 7-0-2, with Stipeche and Carol Mims Galloway abstaining, to approve an all-male college preparatory academy. More
December 10, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved the creation of an all-male college preparatory school, to be located at the current E.O. Smith Education Center site. More
December 09, 2010 -- Students at Bellaire High School recently helped the Texas Children's Pediatric Associates in collecting food, clothing and entertainment in order to hold a holiday party for families in need. More
December 09, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is meeting today to consider a proposal to open an all-male college preparatory academy. More
December 08, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced the winner of the district's holiday greeting card contest. More
December 07, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts today reported that three of the school's students have been named as 2010 YoungArts finalists. More
December 03, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that three of the district's schools have been nominated for the 2011 Blue Ribbon Schools Award. More
December 03, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a ribbon cutting on Satruday with volunteers from Capital One Bank and the Heart of America Foundation for a makeover of the Burnet Elementary library. More
December 03, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will hold a focus group meeting for parents and community members on Wednesday to "gauge the effectiveness" of the district's special education services. More
December 01, 2010 -- The Board of Education of the Houston Independent School District will hold a workshop at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
December 01, 2010 -- Juliet Kathy Stipeche defeated Judith Cruz in a runoff election on Tuesday for a position on the Houston Independent School District Board of Education. More
November 30, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a "District Snapshot" meeting on December 1 to gather feedback from district employees, parents and other community members about district-level practices that "support success on the campus level". More
November 29, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today issued a reminder that Tuesday is election day for the run-off race to represent District VIII on the Board of Education. More
November 29, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will hold a run-off election on Tuesday between two top candidates from the November 2 special election for District VIII on the board of education. More
November 19, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District has inducted four community partners into the district’s 2010 Hall of Fame during its annual Partnership Appreciation Breakfast at the InterContinental Hotel. More
November 19, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday received an update on the district's strategic direction. More
November 18, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today held a workshop session, and voted to accept two donations totaling almost $3 million. More
November 18, 2010 -- Herrera Elementary in Houston will host a dedication ceremony on Friday for a SPARK park as part of the City of Houston's Second Annual Citizenship week. More
November 18, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today received an update on the 2011-2012 budget review process. More
November 18, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District recently held an Anti-Bully festival at Jackson Middle School to provide training and awareness of bullying. More
November 18, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today voted to accept a three-year, $1.5 million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of the district's "Effective Teacher in Every Classroom" initiative. More
November 17, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday. More
November 17, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District is accepting applications for the district's alternative certification program, and is holding information sessions, including one tonight, for those seeking a career in education. More
November 16, 2010 -- The American Leadership Forum will host a Café Dialogue with Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier and members of the Board of Education tonight. More
November 12, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to approve the creation of an all-girls school for grades 6-12. More
November 12, 2010 -- Fondren Middle School in Houston will host a celebration on Saturday to kick-off the school's transition to an International Baccalaureate Middle Years School. More
November 12, 2010 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted a program on the “Future of Education" featuring Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier and Harvard Univesity Professor of Economics Professor Dr. Roland J. Fryer, Jr. More
November 12, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved the creation of an all-girls school for the district. More
November 12, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday signed a resolution calling "for the end of bullying behavior and harassment at all HISD schools". More
November 12, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to approve an anti-bullying resolution and the creation of an all-girls school. More
November 12, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a Teen/Parent Health Summit on Saturday at Hartman Middle School and Scarborough Middle School. More
November 11, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District today formed a partnership with the Center for Coronary Artery Anomalies at the Texas Heart Institute to provide voluntary screenings for Houston ISD students to detect congenital heart abnormalities. More
November 11, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet today to consider an anti-bullying resolution, the closure of the H.P. Carter Career Center, and other items. More
November 10, 2010 -- The National Women's Law Center today filed administrative complaints against Houston Independent School District and 11 other school districts across the country for "failing to provide high school girls with equal opportunities to play sports". More
November 10, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a forum with top ranked university representatives on Monday at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
November 08, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host its annual Parent Involvement Day Celebration on Thursday at the Northwest Mall. More
November 08, 2010 -- Westside High School in Houston will host the "Westside Salutes America" concert on Tuesday in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11. More
November 06, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will hold a community meeting to discuss plans for an All-Girls School on November 8 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center Board Auditorium. More
November 05, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday received an update on the 2011-2012 budget, including the effects of a state budget shortfall on the district's budget. More
November 04, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District is holding public meetings on November 9 and November 11 to gather feedback regarding the district's special education program. More
November 04, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is meeting in workshop this morning. More
November 02, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host "Magnet Awareness Week", starting Saturday and continuing through November 12, with events including an open house and tours of individual school magnet programs. More
November 02, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District and the NCAA will host an informational meeting on November 4 concerning the district's athletics program. More
November 01, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today received "Recognized" accountability ratings for 2010 at Milby High School and Jankowski Elementary School as a result of ratings appeals filed with the Texas Education Agency. More
October 29, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District graduation coach Craig Zeno has been selected to received the Individual Crystal Star Award of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention and Prevention from the National Dropout Prevention Network. More
October 28, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host the fifth annual Asian American College and Career Day on November 13 at Bellaire High School. More
October 28, 2010 -- Ryan Middle School in Houston will host a visit from several corporate executive women from ExxonMobil on Friday to teach students about personal finances, budgeting, college, and the importance of math as part of Junior Achievement Day. More
October 28, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education Trustee Paula Harris will attend the November 2 launch of space shuttle Discovery. More
October 27, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is meeting this morning to consider the Management Oversight Report on Finance and Procurement and the Effective Teacher Initative. More
October 27, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District is accepting applications for three vacant positions on the district's Bond Oversight Committee. More
October 27, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District shut down its computer system after learning of a possible intrusion into the system on Sunday. More
October 22, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a discussion of the district's Anti-Bullying efforts on Saturday as part of the weekly "Inside HISD" radio show on KCOH, 1430 AM. More
October 21, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host the "Capital One Bank Principal for a Day" program on Monday, with Houston area business and community leaders serving as volunteer principals for the day. More
October 21, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District is hosting a scholarship fair tonight at the Hattie Mae Educational Support Center. More
October 19, 2010 -- Parents for Public Schools will host a forum for candidates in the Houston Independent School District Board of Education District VIII election tonight at the Ripley House in Houston. More
October 15, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today launched a new web portal to provide teachers, principals, parents and other community members with information about the district's "work to ensure there is an effective teacher in every classroom". More
October 15, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will launch its weekly radio show "Inside HISD" on Saturday on KCOH Radio 1430. More
October 15, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Thursday announced that the district has received a rating of "superior" in financial integrity for the eighth consecutive year by the Texas Education Agency. More
October 15, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a tax rate of $1.1567 per $100 valuation. More
October 14, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted to maintain the current tax rate; approved a legislative agenda for the upcoming 2011 session; accepted state and federal grants to support various HISD programs, including ASPIRE, prekindergarten services and the creation of five magnet schools; amended its charter agreement with the High School for Business and Economic Success to allow the enrollment of students from Benji’s Academy; and approved a student performance component to the Apollo 20 Math Fellows Incentive Program. More
October 14, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a scholarship fair on October 21 at the Hattie Mae Educational Support Center. More
October 13, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas rating for the district during the board's regular meeting on Thursday. More
October 11, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District officials report that initial tests of some of the white power samples that were mailed to 17 schools came back negative for harmful and biological agents. More
October 08, 2010 -- Berry Elementary School in Houston will host a health fair on Saturday. More
October 08, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today declared the district's "Real Men Read" program kick-off event on Thursday as a success, receiving new and returning volunteers to serve as mentors. More
October 07, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has received a progress report from the district’s Construction and Facility Services Department. More
October 07, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Board President Greg Meyers provided a response to the Renew Houston press release that was sent to media after the board adopted its resolution today. More
October 07, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees today approved a resolution asking for an exemption from Proposition 1, also known as the Renew Houston Initiative. More
October 07, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Board President Greg Meyers and Chief Middle Schools Officer Dallas Dance on Wednesday provided an update on the district's Strategic Direction. More
October 07, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today voted to approve a resolution requesting that the City of Houston exempt the district from a drainage fee proposed on the November ballot. More
October 06, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will hold a meeting on Thursday to consider items including the potential impact of Proposition 1, also known as the "Renew Houston Initiative". More
October 06, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District has shceduled a series of parent-community meetings in October to gather input regarding the district's magnet program. More
October 06, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District is seeking male volunteers to serve as mentors and encourage students to read as part of the Real Men Read initiative, and will host a kick-off event for Houston Real Men Read on Thursday at the Barnes & Noble on West Gray Street. More
October 04, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a community meeting on Wednesday regarding the district's Strategic Plan. More
October 01, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District volunteer Caronetta Jones recently received the Heroes for Children award from the State Board of Education. More
October 01, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the HISD Foundation has received a $950,000 donation from the Brown Foundation for the Apollo 20 Math Fellows program. More
September 30, 2010 -- Bellaire High School student Colin Shi will perform at a piano concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday. More
September 28, 2010 -- Houston City Council and Mayor Annise Parker today issued a proclamation recognizing Houston Independent School District’s Athletic Director Marmion Dambrino. More
September 25, 2010 -- Wells Fargo has made a $100,000 donation to the Houston ISD Foundation in support of the district’s Apollo 20 project. More
September 25, 2010 -- Houston ISD students and staff celebrated the results of the Summer 2010 Millionaire Club literacy program at individual school celebrations across the district on Friday. More
September 25, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District has won a three-year, $11.4 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund five new magnet programs. More
September 24, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Thursday announced that it has received a $31.5 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant. More
September 23, 2010 -- The Board of Education of the Houston Independent School District today received an update on the logistics and timeline of the external review of the district’s magnet program. More
September 23, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that it is partnering with Neighborhood Centers, Inc. to create a "Promise Neighborhood" in the Gulfton community to provide "comprehensive cradle-to-college services" for the area's children. More
September 22, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday to discuss the district's magnet program and receive an update on the district's process and timeline for building a new teacher appraisal and development system. More
September 22, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Chief Financial Officer Melinda Garrett recently received the Bill Wise Award from the Council of the Great City Schools. More
September 19, 2010 -- Westside's Inertia Dance Company on September 30 will be presenting a one time only Preview Concert of the show that is going to represent the United States at the 8th China International Folk Art Festival in Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing, China. More
September 17, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to accept a $6 million contribution to the HISD Foundation on behalf of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. More
September 16, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, accepted a $6 million contribution made to the HISD Foundation on behalf of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, voted on district policy changes, accepted a $1,259,000 gift from a Texas-based foundation to be used in support of a math incentive program and approved the expansion of an external charter school, among other items. More
September 16, 2010 -- The Houston ISD Board of Education approved, on first reading, a stricter conflict of interest policy that will hold all HISD employees to the same standard, regardless of their salary or position within the district. More
September 15, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday to consider acceptance of a $6 million contribution to the HISD Foundation on behalf of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. More
September 14, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will hold an event on Wednesday at Kolter Elementary to honor the school's namesake, Jennie Kolter, a Houston teacher who was killed in 1959 when a parent detonated a homemade bomb at a school playground. More
September 13, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District held its "Grads Within Reach" Walk on Saturday, with more than 1,000 volunteers visiting students who had dropped out of school to encourage them to re-enroll and complete their education. More
September 10, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that five of the district's schools were named as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. More
September 10, 2010 -- Houston Indpendent School District will host a "Step Forward Day" event at Port Houston Elementary on Saturday, with members of Pepperdine University's Houston Alumni Chapter and other organizations volunteering to take part in service projects. More
September 09, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier and Board President Greg Meyers on Wednesday attended the sentencing of a former district employee accused of stealing from the district, and issued statements regarding fraud and theft at the district. More
September 09, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will debut a new television program, called "Math-A-Letics", on Tuesday to provide students assistance with their math homework. More
September 07, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that 22 of the district's schools have made the 2010 Texas Honor Roll Schools list by the Texas Business and Education Coalition. More
September 07, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District is hosting its "Grads Within Reach" phone bank today and Wednesday to call the homes of students who have not returned to school this year in an effort to reduce dropouts. More
September 02, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has voted to open a "twilight high school" that will offer alternative, non-traditional school hours for students who are unable to attend school during the regular day and for those students who have dropped out of school. More
September 01, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District recently announced that Jefferson Davis High School's JROTC Program was ranked first in the Best Staff Category and second overall among JROTC programs and instructor Elvin Baines was named Senior Army Instructor of the Year by the U.S. Army Cadet Command More
August 31, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced the winners of the district's spring 2010 "Student Attendance Incentive Program". More
August 31, 2010 -- Six candidates have filed in the November 2 special election for Houston Independent School District's Board of Education District VIII seat. More
August 27, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday accepted a $1.5 million donation for the HISD Foundation by the Liemandt Foundation to support a math mastery incentive program for fifth grade students and parents. More
August 27, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, during a meeting on Thursday, approved a vendor award to Magnet Schools of America to conduct an external audit of the district's magnet program. More
August 26, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education Trustee Paula Harris will flip the opening coin tonight at the sixth annual "Fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic" football game at Delmar Stadium. More
August 24, 2010 -- Update: Houston Independent School District has announced that power has been restored to Piney Point Elementary, but remains out at Crawford-Sherman Elementary due to Monday's weather, and that children are being sent to alternate locations. More
August 19, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, during a workshop held today, received an update on the district's teacher review process for the 2010-2011 school year. More
August 19, 2010 -- Sisters for Hope recently announced that it has partnered with J.R. Harris Elementary School in Houston to win a Pepsi Refresh Grant to upgrade computers at the school. More
August 19, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a workshop meeting held today, voted unanimously to hold a special election on November 2 to fill the District VIII Trustee seat previously held by Diana Davila. More
August 17, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the district's new Educational Garden at the Woodrow Wilson Montessori School. More
August 16, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will host a forum on Tuesday at Furr High School speak with individuals interested in appointment or election to Trustee District VIII. More
August 13, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district's Apollo 20 project has been commended by Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, and Apollo 20 advisor Roland Fryer. More
August 13, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District on Thursday voted 3-5, with Lawrence Marshall, Carol Galloway and Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. the only votes in favor, to deny a motion to call for a special election to fill the trustee position vacated by Diana Davila. More
August 13, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will launch the district's Apollo 20 project on Monday by opening nine schools involved in the project a week early. More
August 12, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 8-0 to approve a Strategic Direction "that will guide the transformation of the district over the next several years. More
August 12, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced highlights of new programs and other changes for the 2010-2011 school year. More
August 12, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today is holding its regular board meeting today to consider adoption of the district's long-term strategic plan and discuss options for filling the District VIII trustee seat recently vacated by Diana Davila. More
August 08, 2010 -- Educators and researchers from all over the Houston area shared research-based best practices Friday morning at Houston Independent School District’s First Annual Summer Program Evaluation and Research Series held in the board auditorium of the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
August 05, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education this morning was briefed by its attorney on options to fill Diana Davila’s term through 2011. More
August 05, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that federal accountability ratings show that more of Houston's schools met "Adequate Yearly Progress" requirements this year than in 2009. More
July 30, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a press conference on Monday at Fondren Middle School to officially launch the district's Apollo 20 project for the 2010-2011 school year. More
July 30, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that ratings released by the Texas Education Agency show that the number of schools in the district with an "Exemplary" rating have increased from 84 schools last year to 101 schools this year. More
July 27, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it has launched "HISD Myth Busters", a feature on the district's web site dedicated to "clarifying misinformation or rumors". More
July 25, 2010 -- For the next seven weeks, shoppers at Houston Kroger stores can make a donation that will go toward improving the academic advancement of Houston’s public school children. More
July 21, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District recently announced that Shearn Elementary has received a $100,000 grant from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund. More
July 19, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District has announced that on July 12, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 1,900 additional national college scholarship winners for 2010 and ten HISD graduates were on the list. More
July 19, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District announced that it is seeking math tutors for students in its Apollo 20 program. More
July 16, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the use of up to $1 million in capital funds on an emergency basis for architectural, engineering, construction and other services for the structural stabilization of Robert E. Lee High School. More
July 08, 2010 -- Aaron Spence has been named as the new Chief High Schools Officer for the Houston Independent School District. More
July 08, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District has chosen Charles Foust as the new principal of Fondren Middle School. More
July 06, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier has promoted Tamera J. Bolden, East Early College High School’s Dean of Students, to the position of principal. More
June 30, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District recently announced that Michael McKenzie has been named the new principal of Ryan Middle School, one of nine schools participating in the district's Apollo 20 program. More
June 29, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Nathan Graf has been named as general manager of the district's Transportation Department following the retirement of current General Manager Bonnie Russell. More
June 27, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District is seeking 270 tutors for the Apollo 20 schools. More
June 24, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted 7-0 tonight to approve the district's 2010-11 budget and also voted unanimously to make HISD’s Empowerment College Preparatory High School an Early College High School in the south part of Houston. More
June 23, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Louise Lu, a student at Bellaire High School, recently was named national champion in Congressional Debate at the 2010 NFL National Tournament. More
June 21, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host two community meetings on Tuesday to receive public input on the district's strategic plan. More
June 21, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Friday announced that Sowmya Kumar has been named assistant superintendent of special education. More
June 18, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a workshop on Thursday, received a report on the percentages of Houston ISD students who attend and graduate college. More
June 17, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that Burbank Middle School Principal Jose Espinoza has been named as a School Improvement Officer for the district's middle schools. More
June 14, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that a record number of Houston high schools ranked in Newsweek's list of "America's Best High Schools". More
June 13, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District has selected the first group of teachers that will be part of the innovative Apollo 20 school turnaround project that will be launched at nine schools in August. More
June 11, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Jeremy Beard has been named as the School Improvement Officer for schools in the APOLLO 20 program. More
June 11, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt residential homestead exemptions for the 2010 tax year. More
June 11, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday renewed a contract with Community Education Partners to continue operating two secondary alternative schools. More
June 09, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District today announced that more than 100 of its recent graduates have been accepted at Ivy League schools or one of the top 20 ranked universities in the nation. More
June 08, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District will hold a public hearing on Thursday to receive input regarding the district's acceptable use policy for student use of computers and the Internet. More
June 07, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a public input session tonight and on June 22 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center to receive comments on the district's development of a long-term Strategic Direction. More
June 04, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday received an update regarding the APOLLO 20 plan, which is to turn around nine of the district's low-performing schools. More
June 03, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district's seniors of 2010 were offered $92.95 million in college scholarships. More
June 02, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education Trustee Paula Harris will host a community meeting on June 8 for District IV to discuss the 2010 Strategic Direction for the district. More
May 31, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District's East Early College High School and the Houston Academy of International Studies held their inaugural commencement ceremonies on May 30. More
May 26, 2010 -- The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston today announced that senior Robert Moore has been named as a Presidential Scholar. More
May 24, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a volunteer reception and recruiting event on Tuesday at the Houston Public Library's central location for the district's Real Men Read initiative. More
May 23, 2010 -- The Carnegie Vanguard High School Tennis Club completed a service project collecting shoes on April 12-16 to benefit those devastated by the Haiti earthquake. More
May 23, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District has seven "inspirational stories from the Class of 2010". More
May 23, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District announced that its students are out-performing most of their peers in reading compared to other big-city school districts across America, according to the “Nation’s Report Card” released by the Department of Education on May 20. More
May 23, 2010 -- Congressman Al Green recently hosted students from several Houston-area high schools who attended his Town Hall Youth Summit where he talked about the importance of getting a good education and encouraged them to graduate. More
May 21, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host its 20th year of its Project Safe Start child safety program in partnership with the Houston Police Department, and will announce details of the program on Monday. More
May 21, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host an open discussion on Monday at the Central Office Board Auditorium to discuss the district's long-term strategic direction. More
May 19, 2010 -- Project GRAD Houston will host a ceremony on Thursday to award scholarships to more than 700 students in the Houston Independent School District. More
May 18, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will offer free meals to children from June 7 through July 2 as part of the district's summer feeding program. More
May 17, 2010 -- Westside High School in Houston will host an immunization clinic on Tuesday to provide free school required vaccinations for children from infants through high school age as part of the Houston Department of Health and Human Services' "Vaccinate Before You Graduate" program. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 7-1, with Manuel Rodriguez opposed, to authorize the administration to negotiate and execute contracts for the district's Job Order Contract Program for repair, rehabilitation, minor construction and alteration of facilities. More
May 13, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education tonight will honor six people who responded quickly in removing students from a charter bus that caught fire on its return to Houston from a national band contest in Orlando, Florida. More
May 06, 2010 -- Lamar High School in Houston on Monday announced that the high school's robotics team received second place in the engineering division at the 2010 World VEX Robotics Championship Competition in Dallas. More
May 05, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District students will compete in the National CSTEM Challenge on Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
May 04, 2010 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is hosting "Reading with Expression", part of the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence, this week at various schools in Houston. More
April 29, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Westside High School's INERTIA dance team has been invited to perform in China in October as part of the 8th Annual China International Folk Art Festival. More
April 26, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Friday announced that eight of its Odyssey of the Mind teams will be attending the world competition in May. More
April 25, 2010 -- The faculty and staff of John L. McReynolds Middle School announced the donation of $10,000 from Clorox Company Foundation and Clorox Products Manufacturing Company, Houston. More
April 22, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today approved Aggie Alvez as the district’s new Chief Communications Officer. More
April 22, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that the district's general obligation bond rating has been upgraded by Moody's Investment Services from Aa2 to Aa1, which affects $2.4 billion in outstanding debt by making lower interest rates available. More
April 20, 2010 -- Houston Public Broadcasting System Channel 8 will host "Houston Have Your Say" tonight at 7 p.m. to hold a live televised discussion concerning the "public education crisis". More
April 18, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District announced that Yates High School senior Ferunell Smith has been accepted into West Point Military Academy. More
April 18, 2010 -- Fund for Teachers recently awarded fellowships for self-designed professional development to 55 Houston PreK-12 teachers totaling $236,500. More
April 18, 2010 -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Shannon Walker is hosting a video competition for students in the greater Houston area from April 1 to May 14. More
April 15, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Board Member Paula Harris will host a live interactive television show on the district's cable television channel tonight at 7 p.m. More
April 09, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District has provided a comprehensive report on the division of votes at Thursday's meeting of the Board of Trustees. More
April 09, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to approve four proposals for reductions in force. More
April 07, 2010 -- Lamar High School's Future Farmers of America students will participate in the annual Livestock/Horticulture Show and Auction April 9-10. More
April 06, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host drag racing champion Robert Hight at Westbury High School on Wednesday to discuss driving safety with students. More
April 01, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier, in a special message to the public, on Wednesday announced new hires selected for administration positions at the district. More
March 30, 2010 -- Houston Community College will host a community forum on Wednesday regarding challenges facing minority males in Houston. More
March 25, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Tuesday announced that Walnut Bend Elementary teacher Ernie Bainbridge is one of two finalists in the national "Groom of the Year" contest sponsored by Brides.com. More
March 25, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier on Tuesday published a letter concerning the staff review process. More
March 23, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will observe "Census in HISD Day" on Wednesday. More
March 14, 2010 -- Westbury High School’s Rebel Forensics Speech and Debate team received first place at the Houston Urban Debate League City Championship Tournament. More
March 11, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to expand the Texas Connections Academy to include 9th and 10th grades for the next school year. More
March 11, 2010 -- The HISD Board of Education voted tonight to expand the Texas Connections Academy to include 9th and 10th grades for the next school year. More
March 09, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will host a grand opening celebration on Wednesday for the district's new community garden at Forester Elementary. More
March 08, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Superintendent Terry Grier has signed a settlement agreement with the Federal Communications Commission to remove a freeze placed on "e-rate" program technology funding for the district in 2006 due to allegations of employees accepting meals and other gifts from e-rate vendors. More
March 06, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier reports in this week's "eNews from HISD" that he is making progress in building his new team. More
March 05, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Thursday announced that it will begin live streaming of "K12RadioHouston", an Internet radio station for the district, in July. More
March 04, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier on Wednesday appointed 14 School Improvement Officers as part of the district's leadership reorganization. More
March 03, 2010 -- Project GRAD Houston will host its 6th Annual Parent Convention at Houston Community College - Northeast on Saturday. More
March 02, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District has announced that Walnut Bend Elementary teacher Ernie Bainbridge has been named one of the 16 finalists in the national "Groom of the Year" contest. More
March 01, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier and Board President Greg Meyers today visited students enrolled in Sharpstown High School's "Grad Lab" program, which assists students recover credits for classes failed or dropped out of school. More
February 25, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District's JROTC Program recently announced the winners of its Army JROTC essay contest. More
February 20, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier delivered his State of the Schools Address to an audience of more than 2,000 in a ballroom at the Hilton Americas on Friday. More
February 16, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced that it has selected three finalists to serve as chief school officers over elementary, middle and high schools. More
February 12, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 7-0 to approve an extended year option for students. More
February 10, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education Member Paula Harris has published a reminder that there will not be a town hall meeting for her district this month. More
February 10, 2010 -- Artist Ted Ellis recently visited students at Houston's M.C. Williams Middle School to launch "Art with a Purpose", an art-education program for teaching economically disadvantaged students about African-American visual art. More
February 06, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District has invited more than 90 universities and colleges to scout some of the Houston area’s female student-athletes in volleyball, basketball, track and field, soccer and softball during a day-long, skills-showcasing event on Saturday, April 17. to help more student-athletes garner the exposure and experience needed to secure an athletic scholarship to a higher education institution. More
February 05, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry B. Grier, in a statement in the HISD E-news, discussed the recently approved plan to improve teacher evaluations. More
February 02, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will celebrate National Signing Day on Wednesday by holding signing ceremonies for more than 100 student athletes signing letters of intent with colleges throughout the country. More
January 27, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today will pay out $40.4 million in performance pay bonuses to more than 15,000 teachers who showed an impact in helping students improve academically. More
January 25, 2010 -- Li Boynton, a senior at Bellaire High School in the Houston Independent School District, will attend the State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, where she will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama. More
January 24, 2010 -- The Art Department at Mount Carmel Academy in the Houston Independent School District has undertaken a project to restore statues from the Galveston Railroad Museum that were damaged by the toxic salt water storm surge of Hurricane Ike. More w/photos
January 22, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District will co-sponsor the Third Annual Environmental Education Summit on Saturday at the University of Houston - Downtown campus. More
January 21, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Police Chief Jimmie Dotson and his wife were presented the Drum Major Award at the Martin Luther King Celebration in the Woodlands. More
January 21, 2010 -- Students at Emerson Elementary and Westside High School in Houston each made efforts to help the Haiti Relief Fund. More
January 20, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that 87 of its schools earned a place on the "Just for the Kids" Higher Performing Schools list compiled by the National Center for Educational Achievement. More
January 15, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously on first reading to approve a new policy which ties student growth to teacher evaluations. More
January 14, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry B. Grier has published a response to published criticism of the new teacher evaluation policy approved by the Board of Education. More
January 13, 2010 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will administer oaths of office to new and returning board members on Thursday at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
January 08, 2010 -- Grady Middle School in Houston has announced that Tal Gribbins, the school's director of theatre arts, will lead a workshop at the fourth annual Prepárate Conference in March. More
January 06, 2010 -- Lamar High School in Houston on Sunday held graduation ceremonies to award 116 students with International Baccalaureate diplomas. More
December 21, 2009 -- Students from Crockett Elementary in Houston recently performed at the Disney World Resort as part of the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference. More
December 21, 2009 -- The Speech and Academic Team at Pin Oak Middle School in Houston recently received first place at the University Interscholastic League contest held at Burbank Middle School. More
December 18, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board Auditorium was filled to capacity on the evening of December 15 for a forum on qualifications for admission to a Tier 1/Ivy League University. More
December 17, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Foundation today announced that it has named Tina Medlin as president of the organization. More
December 17, 2009 -- Bellaire High School students Tom Zhang and Liang Gu reached the regional finalist level, and Alice Turski the semifinalist level, at the Siemens Competition for their research projects. More
December 15, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District's P-16 College and Career Readiness Department will host a panel presentation for parents with representatives from "top tier" universities today at the Hattie Mae White Education Support Center. More
December 14, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve building a replacement campus for the Carnegie Vanguard High School at vacant property owned by the district south of the Gregory-Lincoln Education Center at Taft and West Gray. More
December 11, 2009 -- Six (Correct) Houston Independent School District schools are on the 2010 Best High Schools list in the latest issue of U.S. News and World Report. More
December 11, 2009 -- A dozen laboratories in the Texas Medical Center, including four from Rice University, have won a $3 million Grand Opportunity grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a systematic survey of how different sizes and types of nanoparticles behave inside living cells. More
December 08, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education District IV Trustee Paula Harris will host a town meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the High School of Performing and Visual Arts auditorium. More
December 07, 2009 -- Students at Houston's Longfellow Elementary School last week released the results of their annual survey of what gifts children want and what gifts adults should avoid. More
December 03, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will host free H1N1 vaccinations on Saturday at six of its school campuses. More
December 02, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District and Houston Community College on Tuesday held a ribbon cutting ceremony dedicating the new HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus and the school district's Lionel Castillo Academic Center. More
November 30, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Central Region will host the Rainbow Math Challenge at Scarborough High School on Saturday. More
November 23, 2009 -- Westbury Senior High School in Houston on Friday announced that it has received the 2009 College Readiness Award from the Texas ACT Council. More
November 19, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District today kicked off its "Riding Readers Club" pilot program to encourage students to read while riding the school bus to and from school. More
November 19, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it will host H1N1 vaccination sites on Saturday at six schools in order to vaccinate school-age children and those in high-risk groups. More
November 17, 2009 -- Madison High School and the High School for Meteorology and Space Science in Houston will host an "Evening Under the Stars" star viewing event on Thursday. More
November 15, 2009 -- University of Houston-Downtown tutors helped Crockett Elementary School reach the highest state standard in accountability as an “Exemplary School” this year through a tutoring partnership that pairs UHD students with elementary school students. More
November 13, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve an application to participate In the Optional Flexible School Day Program for state funding for at risk students enrolled in high schools for the 2009–2010 School Year. More
November 10, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Charles "Chuck" Morris, who was recently named as Chief Academic Officer for the district, began at his new post at the district on Monday. More
November 02, 2009 -- Jose Rivera, a student at Wainwright Elementary in Houston, was recently named the 2nd Place Overall Grand Prize winner in the Houston Fire Prevention Poster contest. More
November 02, 2009 -- Ballet dancer and author Li Cunxin will speak to students of The International School at Sharpstown High School in Houston on Thursday about the immigrant experience. More
October 19, 2009 -- Bellaire High School senior Jacquelynn Liedtke has been named Russian Language Scholar Laureate by the American Council of Teachers of Russian. More
October 19, 2009 -- Project GRAD Houston and the Houston Independent School District will host the annual event Walk for Success on October 24. More
October 19, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District art teacher Eileen McClellan has been named the 2009 Outstanding Middle School Art Educator for Texas. More
October 16, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Transportation Services will recognize National School Bus Safety Week October 19-23. More
October 13, 2009 -- Durham Elementary School in Houston has announced that St. Matthew's United Methodist Church has formed a mentoring program with the school. More
October 12, 2009 -- Multiple Tony-award winner Tommy Tune will hold a benefit performance of his current tour of “Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance" on October 21 as the grand opening of the Ned S. Holmes Performance Hall at Lamar High School. More
October 09, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier attended his first meeting of the Houston ISD Board of Education on Thursday. More
October 07, 2009 -- The students at Herrera Elementary School recently graduated from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County's safety awareness course, called the Community School Safety Education Program. More
October 07, 2009 -- An unprecedented number of school children across the country, including more than 32,000 children from Houston Independent School District, will attempt to set the record for the most number of people reading the same book on the same day on October 8. More
October 05, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Board President Lawrence Marshall, in a press conference on Tuesday, will unveil preliminary plans for the renovation and addition of a new classroom wing for Evan E. Worthing High School. More
October 05, 2009 -- Vianey Rangel, a senior at JH Reagan High School, has received a $3000 “no strings” scholarship from Snapple Beverage Corporation/Aramark Education in recognition of her community service and a well-written essay. More
October 02, 2009 -- Yates High School will be one of the defending state champion teams to participate in the 2009 T-Mobile Invitational national high school basketball tournament December 29-30 in Alabama. More
October 01, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today is unveiling a new school fundraising program it has formed in partnership with Texas electricity providers. More
September 30, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Central Region Office administration will hold a Back to School Bash in each of its feeder pattern high schools during the month of October as part of their Community Connections meetings. More
September 30, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District has announced that two of its high school seniors were awarded the Dwayne Bohac Textbook Scholarship on August 31. More
September 29, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District this week launched Parent Student Connect, an online service that allows registered users to access student information, see class assignments, and more. More
September 25, 2009 -- JPMorgan Chase will sponsor the naming ceremony of the Leonel J. Castillo Community Center on September 26 in Houston. More
September 16, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District announced on Tuesday that four of its schools have won a Blue Ribbon School Award. More
September 15, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District announced that it is looking for the most-qualified, most-dedicated school nurses to work in its schools for the 2009–2010 school year. More
September 14, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve additional funding allocations to facilities projects in each of the nine trustee districts for a total of $121.5 million. More
September 11, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District on Thursday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Terry Grier as Superintendent of Schools. More
September 10, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will consider approval of upgrades at 10 schools during its meeting today. More
September 04, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will leave the decision on whether to provide the telecast of President Obama's speech to school children up to each teacher, but assures parents that their children will not be required to watch it. More
September 01, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Chief Financial Officer Melinda Garrett today began work as the district's interim superintendent. More
August 31, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra, on his final day at the helm of the school district, today released the final report he gave to the district's Board of Education. More
August 31, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it has set another new record by having 21 schools on the Texas Business and Education Coalition's 2009 list of Texas Honor Roll Schools. More
August 26, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District has released information on the October administration of the TAKS test at the high school level. More
August 24, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District has released information on what is new around the district this 2009-2010 school year. More
August 21, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District released a list of Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra's last, first day of school visits and a list of some of his accomplishments over the last five years. More
August 20, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees today named Dr. Terry Grier, currently superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, as the finalist for the superintendent of Houston schools. More
August 14, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District on Thursday announced the policy for free and reduced-priced meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2009-2010 school year. More
August 10, 2009 -- The results of a new survey conducted earlier this year show a marked increase in the percentage of people whose impression of the Houston Independent School District is positive. More
August 10, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will have a transportation in-service August 11 at Westside High School. More
August 07, 2009 -- Harris County Precinct One will host a Back to School Fair in the South Region of Houston on August 12 at Tom Bass III Community Building. More
August 07, 2009 -- Patrick Henry Middle School teacher Andrea Hill, the reigning Miss Black Texas USA 2009, competed for the title of Miss Black USA 2009 at the University of Columbia on August 3. More
August 04, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today began its training program for new teachers entering the district. More
July 31, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Abelardo Saavedra, Ph.D. today announced that HISD celebrated the news that "200 schools—an impressive 73 percent of the campuses that were rated—earned the state's two highest academic ratings of Exemplary and Recognized this year". More
July 22, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it will expand its early college high school program with the opening this school year of South Early College High School, which will be on the campus of Texas Southern University. More
July 21, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District's Barbara Jordan High School for Careers has received a national High Schools That Work Gold Award for Improved Implementation. More
July 21, 2009 -- Free immunizations will be available at Waltrip High School on July 23. More
July 17, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday voted to accept funding from the Texas Education Agency for public school start-up grants at Mount Carmel Academy, Inspired for Excellence North, and Inspired for Excellence West. More
June 24, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District students will display their final work from the Project GRAD Houston CSTEM Exploration Camp on Friday at Texas Southern University. More
June 23, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it is expanding its free, statewide virtual school program to serve 1,000 students in the next school year. More
June 17, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District reported graduating 776 more seniors in 2008-09 than it did in 2007-08 even though enrollment dropped. More
June 15, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra today announced that he will step down from his position with the district on August 31. More
June 12, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 6-1, with Carol Galloway opposed, to consolidate Ernest Ollington Smith Education Center with Charles Atherton, Betsy Ross, Emmet Scott, Matthew Dogan, Nathaniel Q. Henderson, Blanche Bruce, Sidney Sherman and Joseph Crawford Elementary schools and to adjust school attendance boundaries. More
June 11, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees tonight will consider establishing homestead exemptions for the 2009 tax year. More
June 11, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees tonight will vote on a new option for at-risk students through an "Advanced Virtual Academy", which would provide flexible hours and a mix of virtual and traditional instruction. More
June 10, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday will vote on the acceptance of a $25,000 award in honor of Gloria Gorham, a Houston elementary school principal who passed away this year. More
June 05, 2009 -- The staff and administration of the Kashmere/Jordan Feeder Pattern will being recruiting new students at its first “Kashmere/Jordan Feeder Pattern Schools Neighborhood Walk” on June 6. More
June 05, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will have a meet and greet reception before the board meeting on June 11. More
June 05, 2009 -- Eight Houston-area teachers will travel to Canada on a five-day educational trip as part of the World Affairs Council of Houston Global Energy Initiative this June. More
June 05, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District on Thursday announced its graduating seniors were offered more than $76 million in scholarships this year. More
June 03, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District announced that nearly 96 percent of HISD schools showed improvement in one or more subject areas on the TAKS test this year. More
June 02, 2009 -- Barbara Jordan High School for Careers senior, Natalia Del Campo has advanced to the State Final in the U.I.L. Theatrical Design competition in the category of Individual Publicity. More
June 01, 2009 -- The Houston Association of School Librarians selected Willie Mae Wilson as the 2009-2010 Librarian of the Year. More
May 27, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Saavedra on Tuesday wrote a letter to the community discussing legislation to redesign the public school accountability system. More
May 22, 2009 -- Bellaire student Li Boynton recently won various awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest pre-college science fair. More
May 22, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District recently released a list of Middle Schools recently a complete listing of the individual and team winners from the 2009 UIL District Academic Championship held on May 16 on the campus of Pin Oak Middle School. More
May 21, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District released information and photos about the Charles H. Milby High School RoboBuffs' challenge to get to the World RoboFest Competition in Southfield, Michigan with their robot LARA in early May. More
May 21, 2009 -- The Waltrip High School Robotics Team won first place at the Texas Regional MATE ROV Contest at NASA’s Sonny Carter Training Facility April 25. More
May 19, 2009 -- The 7th Annual North Channel Job Fair will be May 26 at the Northshore Community Fellowship of Faith campus in Houston. More
May 14, 2009 -- Over 1,000 Houston Independent School District high school students will have the option to participate in Project GRAD this summer. More
May 13, 2009 -- Katherine Freedman, member of the Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board, has written a story about how the foundation is promoting a healthy lifestyle in kids and teens. More
May 13, 2009 -- The Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence announced the 2009 Mary Jane Hamilton Teacher of the Year recipients at the 2009 Teacher of the Year Luncheon on May 8. More
May 12, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced that Tiffany Janish and Dennis Huffman were named the district's Teachers of the Year. More
May 12, 2009 -- The Sterling High School Briefcase Project is scheduled for May 14 at Cullen Missionary Baptist Church in Houston. More
May 12, 2009 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, on May 7, called for the Reasoning Mind web-based math program to be funded by the state of Texas. More
May 07, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Board Member Paula Harris will meet with members of the community during the District IV town hall meeting on May 9 at Ryan Middle School. More
May 05, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will host events for special education and its Central Region Gifted and Talented Expo Open House on Saturday. More
May 04, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District was cleared by the Houston Health Department to re-open Hamilton Middle School this morning. More
May 04, 2009 -- Houston's Challenge Early College High School will celebrate Early College High School Week May 4-10. More
May 04, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will host a meeting on Tuesday to discuss plans for federal stimulus package funds the district will be receiving. More
April 30, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District now reports that a third school has been closed due to the threat of swine flu. More w/Photos and Audio
April 28, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District signed a contract with AT&T fleet management services, enabling the school district to wirelessly monitor its fleet of more than 1,100 school buses and official vehicles. More
April 24, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has published a report about new a new survey of parents and the general population. More
April 23, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District on Tuesday held a banquet honoring the district's National Merit Scholar Finalists. More
April 23, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will host a series of forums beginning Monday to receive input from the public on the superintendent search process. More
April 23, 2009 -- Two Houston Independent School District students were among the first group of winners in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. More
April 23, 2009 -- Bellaire High School's debate team won first place in the Bickel & Brewer/New York University National Public Policy Forum this past weekend. More
April 22, 2009 -- The Education Foundation of Harris County in partnership with the City of Houston CEFD, Houston Galveston Area Council, Harris County Department of Education and a few responsible corporate citizens will host the All-Earth EcoBot Challenge at the George R. Brown Convention Center on April 25. More
April 21, 2009 -- Best-selling author Omar Tyree will visit Ezekiel Cullen Middle School on April 24 as part of the Houston Independent School District’s Houston Real Men Read program. More
April 21, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Chief Academic Officer Dr. Karen Garza on April 20 was named the lone finalist to become the new Superintendent of Schools for Lubbock Independent School District. More
April 21, 2009 -- Writers in the Schools will hold its annual Arboretum Reading, A Light in the Forest at The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center on April 22. More
April 21, 2009 -- Eleanor Tinsley Elementary Principal Brenda Arteaga would like to invite everyone to “A Celebration of the Life of Eleanor Tinsley” on April 22 at the school. More
April 16, 2009 -- John H. Reagan High School’s debate team of Brandon Clements and David Perez took second place in the Houston Urban Debate League city championship on March 27 and 28. More
April 15, 2009 -- Davis High School students will host a "Physics Day" on Thursday to educate fifth grade students on different objectives that will aid them in passing the TAKS test. More
April 13, 2009 -- Fondren Middle School and the Houston Area Outreach Coalition will host the Peace Garden Dedication on April 14 at Fondren Middle School. More
April 10, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the Houston Early-Age Risk Testing and Screening program, known as the HEARTS program, to provide cardiovascular screening to 1,500 sixth-grade students at Houston ISD’s Burbank, Fleming, Hogg, Key, and Long Middle Schools. More
April 08, 2009 -- Beginning on Thursday, April 9, 2009, all meetings of the Houston Independent School District Board of Education will be aired on HISD-TV on Comcast Channel 18 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. This month’s regular board meeting on Thursday April 9 will be aired live, beginning at 5:00 p.m. More
April 08, 2009 -- The National School Board Association this week presented the Magna Award to Houston Independent School District trustees Manuel Rodriguez, Carol Mims Galloway, Harvin Moore and HISD Chief Academic Officer Karen Garza at its 69th annual conference in San Diego. More
April 02, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District is hosting its annual Foreign Language Symposium throughout the month of April at the United Way Building in Houston. More
April 02, 2009 -- The Bellaire astronomy class and the Stafford campus of Houston Community College will host a star party this Saturday. More
April 01, 2009 -- Lamar High School's Robotic team was the only team to win three awards at the FIRST Robotics Lone Star Regional competition held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on March 28-29. More
March 31, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will host a Parent Prep Academy mini-course on Saturday at James Ryan Middle School. More
March 30, 2009 -- The Bellaire International Students' Association will host its International Festival on Thursday. More
March 26, 2009 -- Project GRAD Houston will host its fifth annual Parent Convention on Friday at the Texas Southern University Health and Physical Fitness Building. More
March 26, 2009 -- The Houston Urban Debate League will host the inaugural Andrews Kurth City Championship Debate Tournament on Friday and Saturday. More
March 12, 2009 -- Westbury High School senior Mariah Taylor won first place and Bellaire High School junior Li Boynton won second place in the Houston Sister Cities Young Artists Competition. More
March 06, 2009 -- The Lamar High School UIL Academic Meet for HISD High Schools was held on Saturday, February 28. More
February 26, 2009 -- Shadowbriar Elementary School in Houston will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday for its Serenity Bay Outdoor Educational Science Center. More
February 26, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will host a free workshop on Saturday at Wheatley High School on saving and paying for college. More
February 16, 2009 -- Hamilton Middle School in Houston is fielding its first competitive baseball team in the school's 90 year history. More
February 16, 2009 -- Reagan High School in Houston recently announced that five siblings attending the school have made the school's honor roll for the second time during the school year. More
February 13, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to approve five medical and wellness clinics that will be set up in different areas of the school distirct. More
February 12, 2009 -- A student at the Barbara Jordan High School for Careers in Houston recently advanced to the State Finals in the U.I.L. Theatrical Design competition. More
February 09, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District will host a reception for speech-language pathologists on Saturday, February 21. More
February 08, 2009 -- Daphne Rawlinson, a science teacher at Houston Independent School District’s J. Will Jones Elementary School is preparing to travel to the Bahamas to join the Earthwatch Institute’s Bahamian Reef Survey expedition. More
February 04, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Saavedra today announced that he will retire by spring of 2010. More
February 03, 2009 -- Bellaire High School will host Genetics Night on Thursday, February 5. More
February 03, 2009 -- James Madison High School in Houston will host an event on Thursday to introduce prospective students to its Meteorology and Space Science Magnet Program. More
February 03, 2009 -- Houston Real Men Read - HISD is looking for 200 men to volunteer one hour once a month to read to students. More
January 29, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will host the 2009 Career and Technical Education Career Expo on February 14 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
January 29, 2009 -- Davis High School in Houston will host a football banquet honoring its players tonight. More
January 29, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District will swear in its new police chief, Jimmie L. Dotson, on Monday. More
January 28, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it will pay $31.4 million in bonuses to employees due to improvements in student academic growth in the district. More
January 26, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it has been named Houston's greatest non-profit business organization, and will be honored on Tuesday at the Greater Houston Partnership's annual Houston's Greatest Awards. More
January 26, 2009 -- Parker Elementary School in Houston will host the 30th Annual Suzuki Workshop on February 4-6. More
January 26, 2009 -- Bellaire High School will present "The Frogs", a comedy originally written in 405 B.C. by Aristophanes, Thursday through Monday at the Bellair High School Performing Arts Auditorium. More
January 17, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees last week elected Trustee Lawrence Marshall as president of the board. More
January 16, 2009 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday elected Lawrence Marshall as its president. The school board named new facilities for former HISD Superintendent of Schools Billy Reagan and United States federal judge James DeAnda. More
January 15, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it is pulling all of its peanut butter products due to a voluntary product recall. More
January 15, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Jimmie L. Dotson will take over as chief of the district's police department on February 2. More
January 13, 2009 -- Bellaire High School in Houston presented 20 students with International Baccalaureate diplomas during a ceremony last week. More
January 07, 2009 -- Bellaire High School in Houston has advanced to the "Sweet 16" round of the Bickel & Brewer/New York University debate contest. More
January 06, 2009 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it will not make changes to the magnet school transportation system for the 2009-2010 school year. More
January 05, 2009 -- Lamar High School in Houston tonight will host a gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of awarding its first International Baccalaureate diploma. More
December 16, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that two of its students, members in the Bellaire High School Chess Team, recently won first place positions at the United States Chess Federation national championship. More
December 15, 2008 -- J. Will Jones Elementary School in Houston will host its annual "Gift of Giving" holiday celebration on Thursday and distribute donated presents and hurricane relief supplies to students and their families. More
December 15, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday will receive a $1.2 million donation from the ExxonMobil Foundation to support improvements in math education. More
December 12, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday voted to accept grants from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Texas Education Agency and the United States Department of Health and Human Services. More
December 11, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees today will vote on the acceptance of a $378,000 grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to continue support services for refugee students. More
December 10, 2008 -- Booker T. Washington High School in Houston will host its performance of "High School Musical" on Thursday and Friday. More
December 08, 2008 -- Welch Middle School in Houston will present its annual performance of the Nutcracker on Wednesday and Thursday. More
December 03, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District's Police Department is joining with the Houston Food Bank with a food drive starting today and running through December 18. More
November 20, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today held the first of a series of district wide and regional meetings to gather input on proposed changes to magnet transportation. More
November 20, 2008 -- Andrea Hill, a sixth grade teacher in the Houston Independent School District has been crowned Miss Black Texas. More
November 12, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Thursday will present a new math program during the family math night at Jefferson Elementary. More
November 10, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the Mount Carmel Academy, which has no gym for practice or games, won the girl's volleyball state championship in Austin this weekend. More
November 08, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will host the first in a series of learning labs for parents and community members on November 19 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
November 08, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District is holding a Parent Involvement Day Celebration on November 20 at Northwest Mall. More
October 31, 2008 -- Anastasia Lindo-Anderson, Principal of Paul Revere Middle School, announced Friday that a student passed away from meningitis. More
October 29, 2008 -- Reagan High School recently took first place in the Houston Independent School District UIL Academics Competition. More
October 28, 2008 -- Memorial Elementary, in the Houston Independent School District, will hold a Story Book Characters Parade on Friday for children in pre-kindergarten through 1st Grade. More
October 28, 2008 -- The East Region schools in Houston, in collaboration with the University of Houston Downtown, will host a student writing exhibition November 2-6. More
October 22, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will hold an informational meeting on Monday for professionals interested in the district's alternative certification program. More
October 21, 2008 -- The World Affairs Council will host a "Teach Africa" workshop in Houston on October 25. More
October 21, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District, in partnership with Project GRAD and Communities in Schools, will host the "Walk for Success", where community volunteers will visit at-risk students in Houston. More
October 21, 2008 -- Valley West Elementary School in Houston will hold its annual "Hooray '4' Energy Day" Festival on Saturday. More
October 13, 2008 -- Parker Elementary School, in the Houston Independent School District, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on October 25. More
October 09, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District is hosting Aric Bostick, a motivational speaker, at several of its middle schools through November 11. More
October 08, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to accept a $249,410 grant under the Texas Clean School Bus Grant Program during its Wednesday night meeting. More
October 08, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will host "Community Connections" meetings during October to provide information regarding academic and extra-curricular programs and support services provided by the Central Region. More
October 08, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that a record number of students earned college credit through Advance Placement exams this year. More
October 07, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will host a College Night tonight at Bellaire High School. More
September 10, 2008 -- VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Comcast, and Yamaha partner to donate $450,000 worth of new musical instruments to Houston Independent School District. More
September 10, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday will vote on accepting a federal grant for teacher incentive pay. More
August 26, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that 18 of its schools have been named in the 2008 list of Texas Honor Roll Schools put out by the Texas Business and Education Coalition More
August 19, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will operate its back-to-school hotline for parents' questions from August 20-22 and August 25-27. More
August 18, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District is prepared for the opening of the 2008-2009 School Year on August 25. More
August 15, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday voted to raise the prices of school meals and to approve a nutrition and fitness program for middle school students. More
August 14, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District reports that it will begin the new school year with the largest competitive theatre program in the nation. More
August 13, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra will be honored by the school board on Thursday as Region IV Superintendent of the Year. More
August 13, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra will be honored by the school board on Thursday as Region IV Superintendent of the Year. More
August 12, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday will consider using a new grant to improve nutrition and fitness for middle school students. More
August 12, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the school board will consider raising the price for meals at school due to food costs. More
August 04, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that one of Lamar High School's new defibrillators helped revive a 10th grade football player who collapsed during exercises during the morning. More
August 04, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it is cancelling Tuesday's "Summer Leadership Institute" due to Tropical Storm Edouard. More
July 31, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Friday will announce that a record number of Houston schools have earned the state’s highest academic ratings. There will be a rally at Delmar Field House. More
July 21, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will host a School Nurse Job Fair on July 28, 2-6 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
July 16, 2008 -- The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation today announced that the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra have been chosen to participate in a two-year national training in school board policy best practices. More
July 02, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will hold a job fair Thursday to search for teachers for the new Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center as well as the new 9th Grade Academy at the former Sam Houston High School Campus. More
June 27, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday approved switching to biodegradable serving trays in lunchrooms and creating new schools aimed at cutting dropout rates. More
June 27, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday approved the district's approximately $1.6 billion budget, including a three percent pay increase for teachers. More
June 26, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School Board today voted unanimously to approve the 2008-2009 Budget More
June 24, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District announced today that the school board will vote Thursday on whether or not to switch to biodegradable serving trays in school lunchrooms. More
June 24, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that school board members will vote Thursday on the proposed budget, which includes a three percent pay raise for teachers. More
June 24, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Rolando Trevino has been named principal of the new Ninth Grade Center to be placed at the repurposed Sam Houston High School campus. More
June 18, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Chief Academic Officer Dr. Karen Garza has decided to remain with the district. More
June 13, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously approved a plan for two new schools to serve students from the closed Sam Houston High, and also an expansion of HISD’s teacher performance pay program for bonuses of up to $10,000. More
June 12, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District consider a crackdown on gang symbols this afternoon. More
June 10, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced that it is considering two new schools, a 9th grade academy and a high-tech center, for the Sam Houston High School campus, which has been ordered shut down by the state due to failing to meet academically acceptable standards on TAKS testing. More
June 06, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday had preliminary discussions about a budget for the next fiscal year, including ideas for pay raises for the District’s 12,500 teachers. More
June 02, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that one of its teachers has written the nation's first high school textbook for teaching the Hindi language. More
May 30, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will hold graduation ceremonies for more than 7,500 students this weekend. More
May 30, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that its students set records on TAKS test scores this year. More
May 29, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that a man who attended Poe Elementary School 70 years ago has helped raise money to renovate the school's "SPARK Park". More
May 27, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the Supreme Education Council of Qatar plans to replicate Houston's DeBakey High School for Health Professionals in the country. More
May 22, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that Shelley Clutterbuck, special education teacher at Parker Elementary School, passed away on Tuesday night. More
May 19, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District held a dedication ceremony on May 14 for the Conrad O. Johnson Spark Park at Kashmere High School. More
May 14, 2008 -- Jane Crump has been named principal of Stevenson Middle School. More
May 09, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a new police trainee program, voted to provide help for a low-performing school and expanded the District's summer program. More
May 07, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Tuesday announced that Dr. Karen Garza, chief academic officer for the district, plans to resign this summer. More
May 06, 2008 -- Houston Indepdendent School District on Monday announced that one of its elementary school teachers will be visiting Japan as part of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund. More
May 05, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education will consider a new police trainee sponsorship program on Thursday. The program is proposed by the Houston ISD Police Department. More
May 05, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Friday announced that two of its students have been named Presidential Scholars for 2008. More
May 02, 2008 -- Lamar High School's robotics team known as “DiscoBots” recently competed in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition. More
May 02, 2008 -- A new report shows record numbers of inner city Houston students, most of them living at or near the poverty line, are enrolling in classes at Houston Independent School District that allow them to earn college credit for free while they are still in high school. More
April 30, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that three of its seniors have been added to the list of National Merit Scholars. More
April 30, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that its fifth grade students have beat state averages for improvement on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. More
April 28, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the Bellaire High School debate team recently won at the finals of national competition in New York City. More
April 22, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District will honor its top five cadets from the Junior ROTC class of 2008 on Saturday at Butler Stadium. More
April 17, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Chavez High School has been named a National Engineering Academy. More
April 17, 2008 -- Three Houston Independent School District seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Winners. More
April 17, 2008 -- Sanja Korman of HISD’s Bellaire High School has been named the National Dance Association’s Dance Educator of the Year. More
April 14, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it will kick off its "Tacks Day" student art exhibit on Tuesday. More
April 11, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Choral Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, April 12. More
April 09, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that a $3 million literacy program, a summer school program for high-performing students and the school construction program will be on the agenda for tomorrow's meeting of the Board of Trustees. More
April 07, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that enrollment is open for its new North Houston Early College High School. More
March 31, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts was chosen as a GRAMMY Signature School for 2008. More
March 14, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday approved Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra's proposal for a $10 million increase in per-student funding for schools. More
March 11, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced that is has sold $400 million in bonds for renovation of existing schools as well as construction of new campuses. More
March 10, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced that Booker T. Washington High School has been selected to receive $105,000 in grants from Disney and the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. More
March 10, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that students and staff are returning to Key Middle School after Spring Break. The school was closed for repairs and improvements. More
March 05, 2008 -- Houston's Wheatley High School basketball team left for Austin today to compete in the state playoffs. More
February 28, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that a student at Bellaire High School was named semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search. More
February 27, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it hired Travis Sprinfield as manager of UIL theatre competitions. More
February 27, 2008 -- Southwest Houston 2000 will host its 4th annual "Good Ole Fashioned" Texas Independence weekend band concert at Welch Middle School in Houston, March 2. More
February 25, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District is seeking persons with backelors degrees as candidates for teaching certificates through the district's Alternative Certification Program. More
February 20, 2008 -- Members of the Harris County Community Resource Coordination Group will tour Houston's Harper Alternative School on February 21. More
February 20, 2008 -- Houston's Piney Point Elementary School will host a traveling energy education exhibit from The Offshore Energy Center on February 21. More
February 20, 2008 -- Houston's Piney Point Elementary School will host a traveling energy education exhibit from The Offshore Energy Center on February 21. More
February 20, 2008 -- Art work from fifth-grade students at Houston's Wainwright Elementary will be sold to benefit Habitat for Humanity later this month. More
February 15, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District police apprehended an intruder at Burrus Elementary School this morning after an alert parent volunteer stopped and questioned him. More
February 12, 2008 -- Houston officials and community members today issued a release calling for an end to legal delays for bond projects to build and make improvements to Houston schools. More
February 09, 2008 -- Sterling High School teacher Roger Thompson has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the Education Foundation of Harris County More
February 07, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District announced Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Saavedra was named "Tech Savvy Superintendent of the Year" by an education industry publication. More
February 06, 2008 -- Houston schools will be celebrating Black History Month with reading, recitation and rhythm through events at several campuses. More
February 05, 2008 -- Students at Johnston Middle School will use technology to make Peter Pan fly in its production of the play starting February 8. More
February 05, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District announced today that Barbara Bush will deliver a keynote speech at McReynolds Middle School's 50th Anniversary celebration on Thursday. More
January 29, 2008 -- Former members of the Kashmere High School Stage Band will reunite February 1 to play a tribute concert for teacher and bandleader Conrad O. Johnson. More
January 22, 2008 -- Houston Independent School District today announced six seniors from Houston schools have been named as U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominees. More
January 18, 2008 -- Clear Lake High School and Bellaire High School have emerged as two of the top schools in the Bickel & Brewer/New York University National Public Policy Forum, a national debate competition. More
January 15, 2008 -- Westside High School will host a community open house on Thursday, January 24. More
January 08, 2008 -- The Houston Independent School District has announced that Project GRAD's annual parent convention will be on January 10. More
December 27, 2007 -- United States Representative Gene Green has announced that he will host a seminar in conjunction with the Sallie Mae Fund to provide students with information on how to finance their college education. More
December 19, 2007 -- Eighty-eight percent of the schools in the Houston Independent School District have met federal standards for improvement. More
December 14, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved a new plan to let HISD high school students across the city go to school at night and have other flexible schedules so they can hold day jobs. More
December 12, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees will recognize two outstanding HISD Police Officers and their K-9 partners at Thursday's school board meeting. More
December 11, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday will consider a partnership with the University of Texas that will permit students at 25 HISD secondary schools to travel to sites of geological significance around the country. More
December 11, 2007 -- The Second Annual Houston Independent School District Winter Fest will feature the largest indoor snow hill in Houston, unique holiday shopping, Warner Bros. cartoon characters, free pictures with Santa and a chance to win a brand new BMW 335i donated by TXU Energy. More
December 06, 2007 -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the Houston Independent School District a $4.5 million grant. More
December 05, 2007 -- Students at Longfellow Elementary School in Houston participated in a holiday survey of gift preferences. More
November 29, 2007 -- For the second year in a row, Houston Independent School District's Bellaire High School has advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the Bickel & Brewer/NYU National Public Policy Forum Debate Tournament. More
November 28, 2007 -- Texas Monthly's annual list of the Best Public Schools in Texas, which has just been released in the current issue of the magazine, includes 28 HISD schools. More
November 26, 2007 -- Krishna Kulkarni, a senior at HISD's Lamar High School, scored a perfect 800 on the all three parts of the SAT (math, verbal and writing) for a perfect total score of 2400. More
November 21, 2007 -- A new report shows that Houston Independent School District teachers who earned performance bonuses under the school district’s bold new pay plan stayed on the job longer. More
November 15, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District reports that its students are beating their peers in most other big city school districts in America tested in reading and math, according to the “Nation’s Report Card”, released by the U.S. Department of Education today. More
November 09, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new performance pay system for school principals. More
November 07, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District will meet on Thursday to discuss a number of issues including a new performance pay system for school principals, money for refugee students, and a proposed new report on how well HISD students are preparing for college. More
November 07, 2007 -- Grimes Elementary School Principal LaShawn Porter telephoned parents Wednesday using Houston Independent School District’s automatic phone messaging system to alert them about a man trying to lure children into his vehicle. More
November 01, 2007 -- Two HISD police officers and their K-9 partners placed in the top five in the nation recently when they competed at the National Police Canine Association’s annual competition at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma. More
October 30, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District's Lamar High School will celebrate its 70th Anniversary on November 3 More
October 16, 2007 -- Three Houston Independent School District schools have won their appeals to the state and have earned new, higher ratings, including two high schools that had been on the state’s list of unacceptable schools. More
September 30, 2007 -- Briargrove Elementary School was formally dedicated on Thursday. More
September 29, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Saturday won an Urban School Board Excellence Award. More
September 23, 2007 -- Bellaire High School student Sylvia Sun has been recognized nationally for her accomplishments in Russian language studies. More
September 20, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra announced today that no tax increase will be needed for his $805 million construction plan. More
September 17, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved a revised bond construction plan in preparation for the November 6 Bond Election. More
September 13, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District has approved a new teacher performance pay plan to reward teamwork in the classroom. More
September 12, 2007 -- The Houston Independend School District has announced that it will continue a program to stop tobacco use on HISD campuses. More
September 08, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra, Houston Mayor Bill White and other elected officials, along with more than 1,200 volunteers participated in a massive door-to-door effort to find high school dropouts and encourage them to return to school. More
September 07, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Saavedra, school board members, members of Congress and Mayor Bill White will be going door-to-door through neighborhoods around 23 HISD high schools on Saturday in search of dropouts who they will encourage to return to school. More
September 06, 2007 -- The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today that it is awarding Houston Independent School District nearly $3.6 million to support the teacher performance pay program in Houston. More
August 31, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra today announced that SAT scores are up again in HISD. More
August 29, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District will hold a School Nurse Job Fair for potential applicants on September 24. More
August 24, 2007 -- Houston Mayor Bill White, Houston Independent School District officials and the president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America have announced creation of the new Petroleum Academy at Milby High School. More
August 23, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra talked with school board members about new ideas being developed, with input from teachers, that he said would make the performance pay program, called the “ASPIRE Awards” program, more fair and equitable. More
August 20, 2007 -- Juan Diaz, a former student at Houston Independent School District's Contemporary Learning Center High School, who became the youngest boxing champion in the world, holding both the WBA and WBO lightweight boxing titles, talked to current students at the CLC High School on Tuesday. More
August 19, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District reports that it will start school with a full complement of teachers ready for the classroom. More
August 17, 2007 -- As the start of school approaches and Hurricane Dean lurks, HISD officials are urging parents to give the school district accurate telephone numbers to make sure parents get important phone and email messages from school. More
August 14, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District has announced its schedule of town hall meetings throughout the city beginning August 16. More
August 14, 2007 -- School starts at HISD two weeks from today and when students return to classes they will find a record number of brand new schools all opening on a single day. More
August 09, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustee has called an election for an $805 million bond issue on November 6. More
August 09, 2007 -- Two Houston Independent School District police dogs have been provided bullet-proof and stab-proof Kevlar vests by a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the lives of police dogs. More
August 06, 2007 -- Eight new Houston Independent School District elementary schools are set to open on time on the first day of fall classes, August 27. More
August 02, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Saavedra has recommended an $805 million bond issue to build 22 new schools, renovate 128 schools and provide other safety, security and educational improvements. More
August 01, 2007 -- The Texas Education Agency reports that the Houston Independent School District has 83 “Exemplary” or “Recognized” schools this year, which HISD officials say is a record. More
July 27, 2007 -- A new survey of principals of Houston Independent School District’s 300 schools gives the central administration mostly B’s and some C’s in responding to the needs of the schools. More
July 26, 2007 -- The Friends of the Houston Public Library and the Houston Independent School District will host the Seventh Annual Children's Book Sale on Friday, September 7. More
July 25, 2007 -- The Houston Dynamo, Astros, Texans and Rockets are joining forces with the Houston Independent School District in a joint effort to urge middle and high school athletes to stay drug and steroid free. More
July 24, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District has joined with The Houston Dynamo, the Astros and the Rockets to hold a rally on July 25, urging middle and high school athletes to stay drug and steroid free. More
July 13, 2007 -- Houston Mayor Bill White and Houston School District Superintendent Abe Saavedra today announced 170 high school students who signed commitment cards to stay in school as part of Expectation Graduation will be the guests of Music World/Capitol recording artist Beyoncé Knowles for The Beyoncé Experience Tour concert at the Toyota Center, this Saturday, July 14. More
July 13, 2007 -- The Vincent Young Foundation will host a “VY4 Kids Day” back-to-school celebration on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Houston Independent School District’s Delmar Stadium, More
July 06, 2007 -- Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston will celebrate its 70th Anniversary on Saturday, September 8. More
July 03, 2007 -- The Houston Golf Association, The First Tee of Houston/Redstone, the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Booker T. Washington High School will offer free golf classes to all HISD students, ages 7 to 18, beginning July 10. More
July 02, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District has announced Lanier Middle School’s Speech and Debate Team’s fifth consecutive win in national competition. More
June 30, 2007 -- Samantha Gorny from Shadowbriar Elementary School in Houston was a winner in the InvestWrite Stock Market Game student essay competition. More
June 25, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a plan to continue a very successful automatic phone message system for parents, to name a school for former Superintendent Rod Paige, and to help more Houston school children get health care coverage. More
June 22, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra said that he will ask the school board Monday to strengthen the district's Code of Student Conduct to deal with students who engage in disruptive behavior while waiting for school buses. More
June 21, 2007 -- A new study shows that Houston Independent School District’s aging school buildings need about $1 billion worth of work to make them more suitable for students. More
June 18, 2007 -- A committee of Houston Independent School District leaders, community officials, parents and business partners has recommended naming the new school built to replace the old Bowie Elementary School for former secretary of education Rod Paige. More
June 17, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District school board this week will consider a proposal to continue an automatic phone messaging system that alerts thousands of parents in minutes about emergencies or important events at schools. More
June 14, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees is meeting this afternoon. More
June 08, 2007 -- HISD Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has announced that he will ask the school board next week to authorize another year of the $1.7 million partnership with Rice University that trains elementary science teachers in advanced science instructional techniques. More
June 07, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has proposed another large pay raise for teachers. More
June 01, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has called for an extension of the telephone message system to alert parents to weather emergencies and other important events. More
May 30, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District today announced that special education students performed better on tests, which could improve the district's federal rating. More
May 30, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District's River Oaks Elementary School won a world championship at the Odyssey of the Mind world finals competition, held May 23 – 26 in East Lansing, Michigan. More
May 25, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has recommended that three schools that had been targeted for closure stay open for the next school year regardless of their ratings by the state. More
May 25, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District has announced an intensive summer program to help the 1,396 seniors who have not yet passed TAKS test, the state graduation exam. More
May 22, 2007 -- HISD Police and administrators are warning parents and students to be careful of internet predators during summer. More
May 17, 2007 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Shirley Neeley, Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra and Houston ISD Board President Manuel Rodriguez held a news conference to announce $2.39 million grant from the Texas High School Project that they say will will help improve four Houston ISD high schools. More
May 11, 2007 -- Waltrip High School Head Softball Coach Darcy Ruffino suffered serious smoke damage to her home as a result of the storms that swept through Houston Thursday night. More
May 10, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees this afternoon is considering a recommendation to approve spending $61 million for repairs to roofs, heating and air conditioning systems at the district's schools. More
May 10, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District has recognized Marie Alexis Relampagos of Briargrove Elementary and Hafedh Azaiez of Pin Oak Middle School as teachers of the year. More
May 08, 2007 -- Houston Mayor Bill White and Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abe Saavedra on Tuesday announced that students from Lee High School will be the first to benefit from a new "Virtual Mentorship" program to encourage students to stay in school. More
May 01, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District reports that its students are beating the national average in the classroom. More
April 12, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call for the Legislature to end TAKS testing in high school and to replace it with more comprehensive, end-of-course exams. More
April 08, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday will consider a resolution asking the Texas Legislature to replace the TAKS test with comprehensive "end-of-course" exams. More
April 06, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District is saying "so long" to an old friend and "congratulations" to another one who has earned a well-deserved promotion. More
April 06, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District reports that YES Prep Public Schools will open a charter school on the campus of HISD's Lee High School. More
April 03, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Dr. Saavedra announced that he will ask the school board for $806,000 for a new radio system for the HISD Police Department at next week's school board meeting. More
March 21, 2007 -- The principal of Scarborough High School in the Houston Independent School District telephoned nearly 500 homes to warn parents about an attempted abduction of a student on a city street. The report includes a recording of the telephone warning. More
March 21, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District issued a news release announcing that scores of thousands of HISD 10th and 11th graders on the Preliminary SAT test are up this year. More
March 20, 2007 -- A new study shows that more Houston Independent School District teachers are staying on the job instead of leaving their classrooms for other careers or other school districts. More
March 10, 2007 -- An off-duty Houston Iindependent School District police officer, Quentin Wilson, was very seriously injured today in an accident. More
March 09, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District made more progress than the Texas average on the TAKS test this year, More
March 08, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees has voted to offer big money bonuses to new teachers earlier; and to improve its gifted and talented student programs. More
March 07, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday will consider a new program to pay big bonuses to new teachers earlier, new standards for the gifted and talented student program, and a new high school to focus on international studies. More
March 07, 2007 -- Coletta Keenan Sayer calls for a change in leadership at the Houston Federation of Teachers. More
March 06, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District's Vanguard Program for gifted and talented children would be accessible to more students under a new proposal before the school board this week. More
March 04, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra will present to the school board Monday a plan to recruit teachers as they are preparing this spring to finish college or change jobs. More
February 28, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet in workshop on Thursday to discuss additional police officers, better radio commuications and more school buses with satellite tracking systems. More
February 21, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District has worked with community leaders, Houston Mayor BIll White's office and the Houston Parks Board to save a park that is home to more than 70 species of birds. More
February 19, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District students are being advised to get a good night's sleep tonight and eat breakfast at home or for free at school Tuesday morning as TAKS testing begins across Texas. More
February 15, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District's Stephen F. Austin High School is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. More
February 13, 2007 -- Overcrowding in Houston Independent School District classrooms is at its lowest level in more than a decade as school officials work to keep class sizes to 22 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. More
February 08, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District school board unanimously approved new programs to train middle school teachers and administrators on how to get students more ready for high school and college, and for specially equipped buses that will roll through neighborhoods spreading the message to families about the importance of college. More
February 08, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra will deliver his State of the Schools address on Friday. More
February 06, 2007 -- An essay written by Vanessa Salgado, a J.R. Harris Elementary School fourth-grade student, has won $50,000 in playground equipment for the school. More
February 06, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has named 15 teachers and four principals to a working committee Tuesday to review the new teacher performance pay program after its first year and recommend ways to further improve it. More
February 04, 2007 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra is asking the school board for a new program to train middle school teachers and administrators on how to get students more ready for high school and college, and for specially equipped buses that will roll through neighborhoods spreading the message to families about the importance of college. More
January 24, 2007 -- Top Houston Independent School District teachers earn bonus pay. More
January 12, 2007 -- Emergency medical responders say that an HISD heart defibrillator may have helped keep a student alive Thursday night. More
January 11, 2007 -- The Houston Independent School District school board voted to double the amount of money in bonuses that will be paid to the very best HISD teachers. More
January 04, 2007 -- A Houston Independent School District school bus driver threw her radio microphone at a gunman Wednesday night and drove 12 members of a girl’s basketball team to safety. More
January 03, 2007 -- A new "scientific survey" of Houstonians gives the Houston Independent School District good marks, with most believing that Texas’ largest school district "is moving in the right direction and getting better". More
January 02, 2007 -- Houston ISD principals are telephoning parents to remind them that school starts again Wednesday and to urge families to make sure children return to school on time and ready for a rigorous second semester. More


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