More reports of quota demands on principals to put teachers on growth plans.
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THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG
DANA BOST, UNLIKELY PICK BACK IN AUGUST TO LEAD
HISD HIGH SCHOOLS, IS OUT
So is her fiance Rodriguez at Wheatley
From Andrew Houlihan, Chief School Support Officer:
Please be advised that Chief High School Officer Dana Bost and Wheatley High
We have started a national search for a new Chief High School Officer. In the interim,
With regard to the Wheatley vacancy, School Support Officer on special assignment Richard
This is an important and busy time of the school year, and while we only have two weeks until the winter break, please continue to focus on ensuring our instructional programs are rigorous and that students are safe.
Please know how much I appreciate your hard work and leadership, and let me know if you have any questions.
Failure to report child abuse charges rare
Once again we see a story of school reform masking paybacks and
politicians on the take: It has nothing to do with kids
Unbelievable story of beating the odds
Unsanitary conditions at Bellaire HS? No toilet paper? No heat? How
many other problems like these are occurring throughout HISD system?
(see comment posted below)
How about the Lamar Red Storm? Mascot controversy finally catches up
with HISD's most successful football program
Michelle Rhee slammed for her profit-driven testing agenda
System rears its ugly head for preteen mom
Houston Chronicle reports
10/25/2013 HISD enrollment for all campuses
This information was obtained through a TPIA
request made by houstonisdwatch.
Know who is calling the shots: It isn't always Grier or Greater
Houston Partnership-owned Harvin Moore - its the corporate
conspiracy to privatize schools, reduce or eliminate teacher
pensions, and make learning as boring and routine as possible
for poverty-striken students. Grier and Moore are just tools
lured by financial gain
Grier claims all of his principals have passed the Haberman screening,
an instrument that is anti-teacher & anti-public schools
HISD "engaged" Hardin law firm to defend Gasparello but now states
it's not paying for his defense; lawyer working for free
Did click2houston do a better job with this story than the Houston
Huffington Post's warning to young people: Don't become teachers.
TPIA request regarding qualifications of replacement teachers at Atherton &
Jefferson ES answered:
Your below request appears to seek answers to questions. In a good faith effort to respond to your request, the District is
providing you with the following information: All individuals currently serving as temporary replacement teachers at
Atherton and Jefferson are degreed and certified teachers.
ANOTHER HISD PRINCIPAL BUSTEDShadydale ES Principal Tammie Daily arrested for shoplifting
EVAAS systemic errors again flag teachers whose students all passed
exams for two years in a row, labeling them as "no growth teachers"
WHY HASN'T HISD TECHNOLOGY ADDRESSED AND FIXED THIS
Perhaps time drawing in appropriate cartoons and putting bizarre signs
on rest room doors has slowed this process down.
You can rest assured: HISD under Terry Grier's failed leadership never
misses an opportunity to persecute teachers.
Texas to get new teacher evaluations
Clueless about Lee High School & now clueless
about Sallie Mae: Inept Arne Duncan
HFT's smart move: engaging Jefferson parents &
involving Texas State Rep. Jessica Farrar
Parents speak up about Yates high school...
Houston...the micro-managing Diva has arrived
Gasparello's attorney usually charges $850/hour
Gasparello seems to put his person popularity
above following the rules
GRIER'S WAR ON TEACHERS WAGES ON
Teacher accused of cheating wasn't even on campus when test was given
HISD SSO calls some Yates students "whores"
Will Paula Harris, HISD Trustee for Yates, do or say anything about nefarious
Dr. Tameca Richardson? Don't count on it
Rusty Hardin already at work to justify his huge payout from HISD
Gasparello was a regular joke among HISD principals insiders report
A whatever-he-wanted kind of guy who failed to show up at principals' meetings...
houstonisdwatch has filed a TPIA request to identify the relationship between
Grier and Gasparello.
HISD, in damage control mode, hires outside law firm to
handle Sharpstown situation
Not Motola's first rodeo
Arrested Sharpstown Principal Gasparello is related to Terry Grier, at least
that's what a high ranking official told houstonisdwatch....
HISD fixes payroll errors
Sharpstown administrator goes to court today
Fondren MS proudly proclaims its new I.B. status
"Stand for Children" really means stand for corporate control
of public education where profits matter above all else
Character education paying dividends for KIPP
SWAT activity around McReynolds MS
CHECK YOUR PAYSTUB; HOUSTONISDWATCH
GETTING REPORTS OF SIX FIGURE SALARIES
ATTRIBUTED TO SALARIES BELOW $100,000;
OUTRAGEOUS TAX OBLIGATIONS BEING REPORTED
HFT concerned about teacher's arrest in Sharpstown
abuse case (update)
DA ISSUES WARNING: IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT
SHARPSTOWN ABUSE COVERUP, YOU BETTER TALK
First there was the student transcript mess, then Kenny
Cuadra and the alcoholic principal and dropout fraud,
the Apollo debacle, and now allegations of a Penn
State Sandusky situation...will HISD ever get it right
for Sharpstown students and their parents????
HISD GETS A COMPLAINT REVIEW ON THE VENERABLE
RIP OFF REPORT
Rip Off Report is where you go when you've just had it.
You've tried to address the source of your frustration, but
the morons there just didn't get it.
This report spins off Inside's "10 years of corruption in HISD."
Sharpstown drama continues
BYE BYE ALGEBRA 2
SBOE votes to drop requirement
WAS PUBLIC HUMILIATION
Sharpstown parents in disbelief
ANOTHER HAND-PICKED GRIER PRINCIPAL
BITES THE DUST
Sharpstown Principal Rob Gasparello arrested for failure to
report child abuse
HISD expects more arrests of campus personnel
HPD, not HISD police, handling case
See Click 2 Houston report
Chron.com weighs in (some chron.com readers suspect Grier set up this principal)
Clueless HISD trustees award Grier an undeserved $125,000 bonus
(Greater Houston Partnership uses its stooges - the trustees - to award Grier
for all the lush construction money he is throwing around Houston and for helping
Harvin Moore win reelection: This is one very plausible interpretation for a bonus that
was in no way earned by Grier. With Grier, it's only about power and money. Only).
Inside is trying to fill void left by Texas Watchdog
Listen Up, Arne Duncan: Racist Defense of Common Core
Won’t Derail Coalition to Fight Corporate School Reform
The Education Spring is coming but it might take a while to reach us
Obama and Ed. Sec. Duncan have a plan to redesign high schools: from
Diane Ravitch's blog
Still squabbling over Algebra 2: Fight moves from legislature to SBOE
Update onn Algebra 2
Texas Public Information Act requests:
houstonisdwatch has submitted TPIA requests for Snapshot Day enrollment numbers
from all campuses, credentials for substitutes filling in for suspended teachers in
cheating probe, and Sam Houston HS's current master schedule.
FEDS STILL INVESTIGATING LARRY MARSHALL
THE TWISTED LOGIC OF JUDGE ELLISON
"Indeed," Ellison wrote, "from what evidence plaintiffs do provide... the most
that can be said is that Marshall, if he did participate in a bribery scheme,
did so to enrich himself, not as a way
to discriminate against non-paying contractors."
Grier rushed in to praise Marshall.
A victory for science teachers & natural selection
Burbank & Elrod win magnet appeals
Houston Chronicle is calling them "aced" exams which prompted HISD's
Charter schools expand
HISD WANTS PUBLIC TO BELIEVE BEST TEACHERS ARE STAYING BUT
REALITY REFUTES CLAIM
Texas schools turn to hero superintendents
Yates student killed at "house party"
Houston Press finally weighed in on American Coalition for Justice meeting but
trivializes concerns as "just not liking Terry Grier"
Dr. Kevin Simms, event organizer, has this Facebook site
Origins of American Coalition for Justice
Signs outside recent Coalition for American Justice meeting
Greater Houston Partnership backs Grier and Moore, wants to see cheap labor
flowing into Houston, and will, no doubt, we happy when HISD is staffed by low
Grier attacks elementary teachers; Anna Eastman is caught looking ridiculously
Grier never misses an opportunity to bash teachers for his corporate friends; no
doubt Harvin Moore behind latest efforts to smear HISD teachers
The Houston Comical,scraping the bottom of the barrel
Helicopter parents hurt kids: Harvin Moore, are you listening?
Don't discount the power of magnet parents...
GRIER REVERSES DECISION ON MAGNET SCHOOL CLOSURES
Houstonians don't concern themselves much with employment abuse in HISD,
but will the city of Houston pass landmark anti-wage theft legislation?
Can an old, bald white guy clean up HCC? Inside wants to know.
HISD board agenda Nov. 14, 2013
Moore vs. Sung
Houston ISDTrustee Dist. 7Harvin C. Moore (i)6,603 53.4%48 of 48
WinnerHouston ISDTrustee Dist. 7
Anne Sung5,762 46.6%48 of 48
Harvin Moore: Feeling empowered to do more of the same
Anne Sung probably came close but we won't know until vote counts are
Bad Ass Teachers organization gave her the courage to question NJ Governor
Christie then, in response, he blew up
Hopeful, praying, waiting patiently for something splendid, something wonderful...a truly
cosmic event may be on our doorstep...
To say Harvin Moore is rattled by Anne Sung's intelligence, her organizational skills, her hands
on knowledge of HISD, and the real possibility that his own gravy train may be ending oh
so soon - well, that's all understatement.
Sung is the real deal, a program changer, an inspirational leader who is finally getting the
attention she deserves from the Houston Chronicle and finally, a few days before the
2013 election, is being seen as a real threat.
The clincher for the local editorial hacks is, of course, financial: Anne Sung has outraised
Harvin Moore. Moore still has more money in his campaign coffers. Looks like he never
really expected a competitive race.
HISD's media guru Jason Spencer headed to Aldine ISD
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