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Superintendent Miles: The Last Generation

The 51 million students in America’s schools will be the last generation of children before the skills gap is locked in for the next 30 years. The statement is a prediction and sounds alarmist, but the evidence is mounting and the trendlines are becoming more clear.

As part of his new blog series, Superintendent Mike Miles explains what this means for public education. Read the full post here.

Superintendent Miles plans to publish a post every two weeks to share his thoughts on these topics and others as HISD urgently works to prepare students for a Year 2035 workplace and world.

HISD partners with BakerRipley to open Sunrise Center in West Division

HISD launched its sixth of seven Sunrise Centers Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the BakerRipley Gulfton-Sharpstown Campus in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon.

This center will connect communities in HISD’s West Division with vital resources, programs, and services.

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Superintendent Miles: The Right Questions

To create an education system that serves all students well, we must ask the right questions.

In the first post of a new blog series, Superintendent Mike Miles outlines what he sees as some of the Houston community’s most important questions. Read the full post here.

Superintendent Miles plans to publish a post every two weeks to share his thoughts on these topics and others as HISD urgently works to prepare students for a Year 2035 workplace and world.

HISD opens Sunrise Center at YDC to serve northeast Houston families

For more than 25 years, the Youth Development Center has been providing elementary students in the North Forest and Scenic Woods neighborhoods with critical after-school care and instruction. Through a new partnership with HISD’s Sunrise Center, they’ll be able to help even more youth thrive academically.

The Center serves up to 120 students in grades 1-6 through its after-school remediation program, free of charge. Most of the students are enrolled in HISD.

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HISD opens Sunrise Center at Morefield Boys & Girls Club

HISD opened a Sunrise Center at the Morefield Boys & Girls Club over the weekend with an open house and resource fair. Eventgoers were greeted by the Sterling High School drumline and cheerleaders who hyped up the crowd ahead of their big homecoming game.

HISD’s fourth Sunrise Center will serve the Sterling and Thomas Middle School communities, focusing on support during critical after-school hours between 3-6 p.m.

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Celebrate Red Ribbon Week in HISD with drug prevention initiatives

HISD’s Counseling and Student Services Department is encouraging staff, students, parents, and the community to join the national mission to keep kids drug-free. Red Ribbon Week runs Oct. 23-27, and this year’s theme is Be Kind to Your Mind, Live Drug Free.

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Mission Milby’s efforts in the East End expanded through new HISD Sunrise Center

HISD opened its third of seven Sunrise Centers at the Mission Milby on Wednesday, Oct. 18, with an activity-filled fall festival that included a vendor fair, health screenings, food, a pumpkin patch, and games and giveaways courtesy of the Houston Dynamo.

Sunrise Centers serve to centralize valuable resources for families, and in this case, those in the Milby, Chávez, and Austin High School feeder patterns. While this latest center is new for the District, Mission Milby has been serving Houston’s Greater East End for two decades.

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Gregory Lincoln Education Center receives $10,000 in library upgrades through community partner

HISD is helping turn young readers into leaders, thanks to a partnership with KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL). The organization donated $10,000 to refresh the library inside the Gregory Lincoln Education Center, and Wednesday, Oct. 18, was the big unveiling.

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Hispanic heritage and history lives on in HISD campus namesakes – Week Four

Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

District wide, Hispanic descendants are honored by having schools carry their namesake allowing their rich history to live on.

HISD has 22 schools that recognize the contributions of Hispanic civic and community leaders who range from educators and civil servants to local restaurateurs, newscasters, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and even Nobel Prize-winners.

Each week throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve been featuring schools who carry on these important legacies.

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