in the news

  • Changes to gifted program urged — “Students who demonstrate strong academic ability would be automatically enrolled in gifted classes and every kindergarten teacher would be trained to recognize intellectually advanced children if the Houston school board follows the advice of a committee report issued Monday.”
  • District invests $4 million to beef up interest in a subject lagging for years — “HISD’s science scores last year fell about 15 points short of state averages, with only 52 percent of Houston fifth-graders and 38 percent of tenth-graders passing the science section of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.”
  • Perry may put school reform on back burner – “Governor wants property tax cut to be the priority in special session, legislator says”
  • HISD to expand pre-K program, Saavedra says — “Houston schools will start offering full-day classes for pre-kindergarten students from all low-income families next fall, Houston ISD Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra announced in today’s state of the schools address.”

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