Topic: Houston Federation of Teachers

Houston ISD charterization plan halted as parents, educators raise questions

Under pressure from the Texas Education Agency to contract out struggling campuses to a charter-school operator, Houston ISD trustees nonetheless have decided not to proceed with a proposed charter contract—after hearing from parents and educators who question whether the forced charterization would benefit the children affected. Houston Federation of Teachers President Zeph Capo said many questions and concerns have been...

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Community schools update

By Dena Donaldson Texas AFT Community Schools Coordinator Since 1990, the school transformation framework known as “community schools” has become a nationally recognized way of strengthening neighborhood schools. Today, over 5,000 schools nationwide identify themselves as community schools. Texas AFT currently has four locals actively pursuing community school initiatives in their districts, with many other locals and districts interested in...

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