Tune in to superintendent’s Virtual Listen & Learn 

Superintendent Richard A. Carranza wants to hear from the community on the last stop of his Listen & Learn Tour – and you don’t even have to leave your house to join in the discussion. Carranza will take community questions

HISD names new deputy superintendent

Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza has selected Chief School Officer Samuel Sarabia as the district’s new deputy superintendent. Dr. Sarabia, a 29-year veteran educator, has spent his entire public education career working at HISD. He currently serves as chief school

35 schools to be under construction by year’s end, BOC learns at quarterly meeting

The Houston Independent School District expects to have almost three dozen schools under active construction by the end of 2016, HISD Construction Officer Derrick Sanders told the Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) on Tuesday during their quarterly meeting. Pending board approval

Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records 

Special Education records that have been collected by the Houston Independent School District (HISD) related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a

HISD-HCC Transition Program helps students with disabilities find gainful employment

HISD has several programs to help young adults with significant disabilities transition successfully from high school to a productive adult life. In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are featuring three of these programs. This is the third in the series. Read the

Los Angeles Youth Tackle Environmental Challenges Through Hands-On Learning

Narbonne High School, The Nature Conservancy and Lowe’s address urban environmental challenges and strengthen community through school garden

Mandarin Immersion Magnet School celebrates new building with grand opening ceremony

The Mandarin Immersion Magnet School (MIMS) on Monday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the school’s new Galleria-area building. The $32.2 million school, part of HISD’s 2012 bond program, is one of six new campuses that opened across the district

With earlier opening date for FAFSA, roadshows planned to educate families on financial aid process 

The Department of Education has moved the opening date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from Jan. 1 to Oct. 1 this year and is allowing students and families to use their prior-year tax return to complete

Family fun awaits at HIPPY Fall Festival 

HISD’s Family and Community Engagement Department invites you to join the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program this Saturday, Oct. 29 for a fun family affair during its Fall Festival. Attendees will be able to enjoy games, arts

Early voting begins on HISD Proposition 1 recapture payment

Early voting is underway in an election that includes a measure critical to HISD students and the community: Proposition 1. Voters will be asked to decide whether to authorize a payment of $162 million in local property tax dollars from HISD