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Houston Independent School District
News Release
Friday, September 30, 2011

Staff, Community Encouraged to Attend Superintendent's “Community Conversations”

Board President Paula Harris interviews HISD Superintendent Terry Grier during her monthly show and talks to HISD world travelers


Who: The October edition of HISD Board President Paula Harris' Student Achievement Show will feature an interview with HISD Superintendent Terry Grier who will discuss his upcoming Community Conversations which give students, parents, staff, and the Houston community a chance to pose their comments and questions directly to the Superintendent.  For a complete schedule of dates, times, and locations visit


The October show also features an interview with HISD teachers who participated in the Fund for Teachers program this summer, traveling around the world to increase their teaching skills; and students from the Houston Academy for International Studies who will share the experiences they had while studying abroad this summer.


What: Monthly HISD “Student Achievement Show” hosted by Board President Paula Harris


When: Throughout the month of October at and on HISD-TV (Comcast channel 18 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) at the following dates and times.


            Sunday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 8:30 p.m.


            Wednesday, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 8:30 p.m.


Why: HISD Board President Paula Harris is committed to showcasing the academic achievements of HISD students and highlighting the many district wide initiatives that are aimed at boosting student achievement and preparing students to be prepared for college and a career once they graduate from high school. An executive with an engineering background working for an oilfield service company, Harris is particularly interested in getting students excited about math and science at an early age. Her “Student Achievement Show” airs monthly with a new topic and guests from HISD schools including students, teachers, and principals.


The Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States with 298 schools and more than 200,000 students. The 301-square-mile district is one of the largest employers in the Houston metropolitan area with nearly 30,000 employees.


For more information, visit the HISD Web site at

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