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The rush is on: HISD magnet school applications now open for 2017-’18

access_timeSeptember 30, 2016

By Charlotte Aguilar The window to apply to 119 Houston ISD magnet programs opened today (Friday, Sept. 30) and will close Dec. 9. Applications are

HISD’s new chief brings ‘Listen and Learn Tour’ to area tonight for input

access_timeSeptember 28, 2016

Houston ISD’s new superintendent, Richard Carranza, is bringing his “Listen and Learn Tour” to the district that encompasses West University-area schools this evening (Wednesday, Sept.

Dark day for HISD: What Supreme Court ruling on financing means to West U schools

access_timeMay 13, 2016

By Charlotte Aguilar Houston ISD and other property-rich school districts throughout Texas received an unlucky Friday the 13th surprise: a 100-page ruling from the state

HISD schools, offices will reopen Wednesday

access_timeApril 19, 2016

Houston ISD schools and administrative offices will go back to business-as-usual on Wednesday. After “closely monitoring the weather forecast,” HISD officials made the call Tuesday

ALERT: HISD cancels classes Tuesday; 2 makeup days set

access_timeApril 19, 2016

The Houston Independent School District has closed schools and offices again Tuesday because of lingering concerns about the weather and travel. Since many private schools

ALERT: HISD closes all schools Monday due to weather

access_timeApril 18, 2016

The severe weather expected to roll through the Houston area all day Monday and into Tuesday has caused the Houston Independent School District to close

HISD board names interim chief, changes search firms to find new leader

access_timeFebruary 17, 2016

With less than two weeks left until Superintendent Terry Grier retires, the Houston ISD board named an interim superintendent Wednesday and switched search firms to

HISD board says Lanier MS and two others must change their names, Carnegie Vanguard must end UIL sports

access_timeFebruary 11, 2016

By Charlotte Aguilar Houston ISD trustees voted 5-4 along racial lines Thursday night to begin the process of changing the names of Sidney Lanier and

HISD trustee to meet with Lanier MS community on name change

access_timeJanuary 21, 2016

The promised community meeting to discuss whether the name of Lanier Middle School should be changed has been set for 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at

Confederate connection could mean name change for Lanier MS

access_timeJanuary 12, 2016

By Charlotte Aguilar A reconstituted Houston ISD board of trustees will consider Thursday whether to approve the renaming of eight schools — including Sidney Lanier

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