As school leaders in Texas continue to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, many are unsure how many students will actually return to school this week.
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September 11, 2017
August 28, 2017
Catastrophic flooding and heavy rains led the nation's sixth-largest school district and several others to announce their closure for the rest of the week.
August 11, 2017
Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.
August 29, 2016
With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
July 26, 2016
San Francisco district chief Richard Carranza is the leading contender for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school system, according to reports.
February 18, 2016
Ken Huewitt will lead the district while the school board continues its search for a permanent replacement for outgoing Superintendent Terry Grier, who is stepping down Feb. 29.
December 30, 2015
Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.
November 16, 2015
As part of a proposal, suspensions would be used as a last resort for pre-K-2nd grade students in the Houston district. The district will focus on training staff in positive engagement and de-escalation techniques.
September 10, 2015
Grier said he chose to announce his decision now so that the school board will have ample time to identify and prepare his successor.
August 29, 2015
Thousands of students and their families fled New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Some of the families shared their stories with us as the storm's 10th anniversary approached.