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HISD Moves COVID Threat to Level 2 as 41% of Students Return to the Classrooms District-Wide

The HISD Dashboard reports 71 cases before the district reopens campuses to students October 19.
October 14, 2020

                After six months of lockdown, students are finally getting the chance to go back to school. HISD has moved its COVID...

Timeline: From Trump’s call with Gov Abbott to HISD’s school reopening

TX Gov. Abbott visits Trump in the White House May 7.
October 14, 2020

Only one month after the pandemic was declared in the U.S., President Trump has pushed states to reopen schools, even as the number of new weekly COVID cases rise.  April 27- 29,886: U.S. Average...

Anger. Hope. Confusion. TEA Takeover Leaves CVHS Admin and Staff with More Questions than Answers

TEA Commissioner Mike Morath announces the takeover of HISD at a State Capitol hearing.
November 20, 2019

The time that HISD has been dreading for months has come. As of November 6, the TEA or Texas Education Agency, under Commissioner Mike Morath, has announced that they plan to take over HISD. Many schools,...

Amid Potential State Takeover of HISD, Two Students Explore Inequality at Neighborhood School

Amid Potential State Takeover of HISD, Two Students Explore Inequality at Neighborhood School
October 21, 2019

CVHS freshman Sha takes the loud, crowded bus every day from CVHS in Montrose to her stop in Gulfton, a largely low-income community of color. She quickly gets off, starting to walk to her apartment. The...

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