Topic: Rulings

Education briefs: HISD ruling, charter waitlists, Morath responds on opt out, and TRS holds trustee election

Ruling keeps injunction against state takeover of Houston ISDThe Texas Supreme Court affirmed Friday that an appellate court could maintain an injunction temporarily stopping the state from removing the Houston ISD’s School Board and replacing it with a Texas Education Agency Board of Managers. The 6-1 decision ruled on the legality of a procedural issue over injunctions against state administrative...

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Lawsuit settlement ends use of value-added evaluations for Houston teachers

In another huge victory for the right of teachers to be fairly evaluated, Houston ISD agreed, in a settlement of a federal lawsuit brought by seven Houston teachers and our local union-- the Houston Federation of Teachers--not to use value-added scores to terminate a teacher as long as the teacher is unable to independently test or challenge the score. The most significant blow in this lawsuit was...

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