Ocean predators, paintball wizard top kids’ summer reading list

Summer vacation may be well under way, but HISD students have not been resting on their laurels since school let out on May 28. Between May 31 and June 30, children read almost 50,000 books through myON, HISD’s summer reading

Ram Band marches in national Independence Day parade

Waltrip High School’s Roarin’ Red Band made the trip to the nation’s capital and played in the National Independence Day Parade. The band was invited to perform by U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, and it was the only band in

Education technology specialist named ISTE emerging leader

Brittany Lewis, an HISD education technology specialist, has been named a 2015 emerging leader by the International Society for Technology in Education. Lewis’ colleague, Elvira Salazar, nominated her for the award, which honors educators 35 years or younger who demonstrate

Shannon Haber Appointed as Communications Director for LAUSD

Ms. Haber to serve as new Communications Director effective July 1, 2015.

2015 Bellaire HS grad to play piano with Houston Symphony

A 2015 Bellaire High School graduate will be playing the piano with the Houston Symphony before she begins the next chapter of her education. Esther Liao was awarded the opportunity to play with the Symphony as part of becoming the

HISD students venture into the world of STEM at Rice

A chemistry formula is just letters to be memorized until it becomes the answer to a problematic disease. This summer, a group of HISD students are interning in various labs at Rice University and finding such answers. Linked Learning, an

Workshop Wednesday features strategies for developing a great business plan

July’s Workshop Wednesday featured Luis Ramos, a business adviser at LiftFund, describing what his firm and other lenders look for in a successful business plan. LiftFund is a nonprofit organization that works to help entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and

HISD reorganizes Schools Office, announces new principals, promotions

Last month, the HISD Board of Education approved a budget aligned with improving human capital in an effort to address persistently low-performing, hard-to-staff schools. As a part of that process, the district made some adjustments to the structure of its

School Board Holds Annual Meeting for 2015-16; Elects Steve Zimmer as President

Board members choose George McKenna III as Vice President

District Statement on Public Advocates/American Civil Liberties Union Local Control Accountability Lawsuit

The District stands by its commitment of serving its most disadvantaged students