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All Saints Catholic Church is expanding its learning program and will be welcoming 2-4 year olds for four days a week at its Early Childhood Center in September. 

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The Waltrip High School debate team received some special recognition from State Rep. Penny Morales Shaw and the Texas Legislature after their standout performance earlier this year in a Houston Urban Debate League tournament.

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Last September, the HISD Board of Education approved the formation of a District of Innovation (DOI) committee to develop a plan for HISD to obtain the DOI designation. In March, HISD’s District Advisory Committee voted it down by a margin of 21-10.

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As Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet (GOMM) principal Lindsey Pollock noted in a recent letter to her school community announcing her retirement from Houston ISD, when she arrived at the school in the summer of 2008, it was a traditional campus with a small Montessori program. There were 405 stu…

A report from Houston Public Media last April cited data from the National Center for Education Statistics that said one out of every four households in Texas does not have access to broadband internet, and about 8 million homes don't have a computer or smartphone.

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Teaching elementary students is not an easy gig for Adam Blair, who said he sometimes wonders whether he can keep doing it. The last year has been especially difficult as schools and families cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and teachers toggle between in-person and virtual lessons while worr…

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American Legion Post 560 in Garden Oaks is hosting an informational session from 2-3 p.m. Saturday for high school juniors who are interested in participating in prestigious statewide programs that teach students about American citizenship and government.

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Heights resident Margot Kramer is a sixth-grade student learning virtually this year at Hogg Middle School. She is also a big reader, so she really appreciates the "Book Hogg Bike," a library on wheels funded by a PTA grant and staffed by school librarian Mary Chance.

The Children's Museum Houston recently honored 12 Houston ISD teachers with its annual Marian and Speros Martel Early Childhood Educator Award. Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet (GOMM) teacher Faith Davis was the sole area teacher to be recognized.

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St. Thomas Catholic High School will host its annual “Round Up” fundraising effort with a drive-through event this Sunday, March 7 from 12-4 p.m. in the school’s parking lot at 4500 Memorial Dr. in support of its Tuition Assistance Program.

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When a class showed up on Miranda Noonan’s schedule last year that the Oak Forest resident did not recognize, it was the start of a fantastic experience for the Waltrip High School student. Noonan, then a sophomore, was enrolled in the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone project at Waltrip, one…

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A virtual town hall meeting Monday to update the Timbergrove community on amendments to a plan that originally called for adding two temporary buildings to Houston ISD's Sinclair Elementary - while removing 23 mature pine trees from the campus - was attended by more than 80 people, including…

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When parents attended the "January Coffee with the Principal" event at Sinclair Elementary, they were surprised to learn of a project that would add more temporary buildings to their campus by the fall, giving the school more classrooms on the outside of the main building than inside it.

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A Tuesday night news release from Houston ISD said Crockett Elementary, located at 2112 Crockett St., was temporarily closing its third-grade classrooms due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 reported on campus.

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In a reversal of an earlier proposal, the Houston ISD Board of Education approved a request by interim superintendent Grenita Lathan to restore paid leave for staff related to COVID-19. Employees who are required to quarantine due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure to an infected person will be given paid leave. “In the interest […]

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Houston ISD announced last week that the district has re-started its weekly Neighborhood Supersite food distribution program as students return to school after holiday break. The supersites reopened Jan. 6, and another three supersites will operate from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays, including one at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center at 4400 W. 18th […]

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At its December meeting, the Houston ISD Board of Education approved a $250,000 grant for family mental health supports related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is from the School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network and will be used to address students’ and parents’ mental health issues caused by the pandemic. According to an HISD news release, […]

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Potential changes to Houston ISD’s COVID-19 policy for teachers and staff starting in January have many parents and teachers worried. The new policy was shared last Friday, Dec. 11 at a meeting of HISD principals and leaked shortly thereafter. Changes to the existing plan involve the quarantine policy for teachers. If teachers have symptoms or […]

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Two Oak Forest schools will host Winter Wonderland events on Saturday in which community members are invited to drive through the campus parking lots and see holiday lights, decorations and artistic performances by students. There will be giveaways as well. The free events will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Frank Black Middle School, […]

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Lauren Miranda-Abehary said she could shave about 10 minutes off her walks to and from Frank Black Middle School if she crossed West 43rd Street at its intersection with Chantilly Lane, which is at the north end of the Houston ISD campus. But the eighth-grade student prefers taking a longer route that’s a little bit […]

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Houston ISD is increasing its community food distribution this month as it attempts to help families in need during the holiday season. The district will operate 13 “super site” distributions throughout December, including three at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center at 4400 W. 18th St. that kicks off this Saturday, Dec. 5. The […]

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Each year the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an organization that benefits women in the education profession, presents the Young Educator’s Award to an outstanding young teacher for their major accomplishments in the field of education. The award was established by longtime Delta Upsilon member Nell Baham in 2013. This year, Oak […]

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As Houston ISD prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday closures, the district is increasing available food distributions to ensure students and families have enough to last through the week-long break beginning next Monday, Nov. 23. Each of the district’s curbside pickup locations will offer seven days’ worth of student meals on Thursday, according to the district, […]

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It was a sometimes emotional Houston ISD board meeting on Nov. 12, when trustees voted 6-3 not to make interim superintendent Grenita Lathan more permanent in the position with a two-year contract. Lathan has been the temporary head of the district since Richard Carranza left to become the chancellor of New York City public schools […]

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Waltrip High School’s award-winning band looks ready for an upcoming regional contest after a recent stellar performance. The Roaring Red Ram Band earned a “superior” rating from the judges during a pre-UIL marching contest held last Saturday, Nov. 7 in Channelview, according to an email from band director Jesse Espinosa. He said Waltrip earned the […]

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The Booker T. Washington High School athletics field and new auditorium are undergoing upgrades as a part of an initial $51.7 million bond project initiated in 2012. The new campus in Independence Heights opened for the 2018-19 school year, allowing for demolition of the old building to make way for athletics fields and other site […]

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Houston ISD announced Friday that it will offer free rapid COVID-19 testing to staff and some students as part of a collaboration with the Texas Education Agency and Texas Division of Emergency Management. HISD said it will begin receiving a monthly allotment of rapid tests “to cover all campus-based staff and a percentage of the […]

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The end of October marks two weeks of in-person classes for Houston ISD, and already a number of teachers and parents are questioning the wisdom of continuing. At issue is the district’s own criteria for in-person learning, as stated in its reopening plan, and what some see as a backpedaling of its own guidelines. According […]

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Houston ISD’s weekly food and supply distributions have been moved to the weekends in order to better accommodate working families. A news release from the school district said weekly community distributions at two locations, including the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center at 4400 W. 18th St., have been moved from Wednesdays to Saturdays so […]

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Four seniors at St Pius X High School were recently recognized for their standout academic performance. A news release from the school said Jacob Phillips and Jack Sullo were named National Merit Commended students, placing among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who took the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying […]

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One day after Houston ISD started in-person instruction, Waltrip High School was among its campuses to temporarily close because of COVID-19. HISD, which welcomed students to campuses on Monday after starting the school year with six weeks of remote online learning, announced Tuesday that 17 schools had temporarily closed because of confirmed or presumed COVID-19 […]

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While a number of area private schools have already been providing in-person instruction, the first chance for Houston ISD students to physically return to school is Monday, Oct. 19. Many local families debated their choice up until Sept. 28, which was the last day to notify the district. “It was a tough decision for us […]

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Houston ISD announced Monday that the district is bringing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program to select campuses, including five in or near the area. HISD said there will be eight campuses where D.A.R.E. classes will be offered beginning with the Spring 2021 semester. Among them are Booker T. Washington High School and Burrus […]

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By Betsy Denson In January, board members of Heritage Classical Academy, a proposed tuition-free public charter school in the area, offered an information session at the White Oak Convention Center to detail their plans to apply for a charter for the 2021-22 school year. On Sept. 11, the State Board of Education voted against the […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann The long road back to football for the area’s public schools is almost over, and there’s a growing sentiment among its coaches and players. “We’re definitely ready to get out there,” Heights High School head coach Stephen Dixon said. “There’s a lot of excitement for the coaches, for the boys and the […]

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By April Petronella In spite of the challenges of COVID-19, Frank Black Middle School is welcoming an enrollment of 1,368 students for the 2020-21 school year — the largest enrollment in the school’s 63-year history. This large group of students along with their parents and the school faculty and staff are pressing forward in what […]

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By Stefan Modrich Members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and superintendents from Houston ISD and three other school districts in the region announced last week they had secured a donation of 1,000 computers to be distributed to school districts across Greater Houston as they continue to instruct most students remotely. The computers were donated […]

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By Betsy Denson It has been a stressful week for parents in Houston ISD who are being asked to choose between in-person instruction or to continue with virtual learning, without the benefit of knowing what that would look like. Part of the problem is the chicken-or-the-egg dilemma that the district is facing, in terms of […]