As the year begins, we’ve used the pages of Essentials Magazine and its framework to explore some potential developments in 2023 through regular our topics, such as government, business, education and more — and you’ll find those observations through the edition, readable for a limited time in digital page-turning form here. Here we bring an anecdotal look ahead to a few … [Read more...] about The year ahead in West U, Bellaire: Have we returned to where assets outweigh challenges?
Houston ISD Supt. Millard House II issued a statement Friday afternoon (Jan. 13) after a Texas Supreme Court ruling in the morning cleared the way for a Texas Education Agency takeover of the district. House did not directly address the case, saying is was “under review by HISD’s Legal team,” but if TEA decided to move forward, he could be replaced with a state-appointed … [Read more...] about HISD chief responds to Texas Supreme Court ruling enabling state to take over district
The Texas Supreme Court handed down a decision Friday morning (Jan. 13) reversing a court of appeals’ temporary injunction and clearing the way for the Texas Education Agency to take over Houston ISD — while kicking the larger issues in the ongoing case back to the trial court. There was no immediate word from HISD or the TEA about what will follow and whether a board of … [Read more...] about Texas Supreme Court acknowledges ‘changes’ but clears way for state to take over HISD
Houston ISD will open its 2023-24 school choice applications “midday” today (Wednesday, Dec. 14), and families have until Feb. 2 to research and apply if they want to attend a specialty program outside their attendance zone, with a lottery determining who gets in. Except for during the winter break, campuses are hosting Magnet Thursday tours and information sessions, and a … [Read more...] about Magnet school applications open today in HISD
The planning and construction process took a decade — and the grand re-entry had to wait two days while Houston ISD closed during a citywide water crisis — but Bellaire High School students will finally be walking through their “new front door” on South Rice Avenue this morning (Wednesday, Nov. 30). “We have a prosperous 67 years of history to add to,” school officials … [Read more...] about Bellaire HS’ ‘new front door’ swings open today in re-building milestone