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A court ruling Wednesday temporarily halted the state’s plans to take over Houston ISD and replace its School Board with a board of managers appointed by Education Commissioner Mike Morath. Travis County District Judge Catherine Mauzy granted Houston ISD an injunction ordering that the Texas Education Agency could not proceed with the takeover until the district’s lawsuit against it is heard in court, with the next hearing scheduled in June. However, TEA likely will appeal the stay, so just how long the injunction will remain in place is uncertain. “We’re thrilled that the judge sees the harm that would be caused to Houston schools and students if there were an immediate takeover of the Houston Independent School District,” said Zeph Capo, president of the Houston...Read More