HISD Superintendent Terry B. Grier has been selected as one of four finalists for the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year.
Under Grier’s leadership, HISD was awarded the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education, an award that recognizes gains in student achievement and comes with $550,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors. Houston is the only district in the country to receive the award twice, winning the inaugural Broad Prize in 2002 and again in 2013. The district was one of four national finalists in 2012.
Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators president-elect Dr. Dawn Randle, left, and president Dr. Christopher Pichon, right, pose with Houston ISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier after he was awarded the President's Award from the HAABSE at the Westin Galleria, March 1, 2013. Grier was honored for his efforts in passing the 2012 Bond to improve high schools and other facilities across the district.
The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators has awarded HISD Superintendent Terry Grier its highest honor. Dr. Grier recently received the Presidential Award at the organization’s 26th Annual Outstanding Teacher Awards and Recognition ceremony at the Westin Galleria Hotel. Continue reading
Two HISD schools were named today as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. East Early College High School and Project Chrysalis Middle School are among only 269 schools nationwide and 18 in Texas that achieved the honor this year.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement.
East Early College High School and Project Chrysalis Middle School were both recognized as “Exemplary Performing” schools.
“Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential,” Duncan said. “Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and that education is the surest pathway to a strong, secure future.”
The Department of Education will honor all of the schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 12-13 in Washington, D.C.