When you think about high school sports, your brain likely conjures the usual: football, basketball, baseball—all the sports that for decades have served as the backdrop for inspiring movies about ragtag teenagers beating the odds. The last sport you’d probably think of is squash.Continue reading
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2022 DREAM Summit empowers HISD students on their paths to higher education
Hundreds of students born outside the U.S. and their families attended HISD’s 2022 DREAM Summit on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. It was the first time the event hosted by College & Career Readiness and Multilingual Education was held in person since the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading
HISD students learn about professional apprenticeships at annual HCC summit
Houston Community College’s Work-Based Learning and Industry Partnerships Department welcomed students from five HISD high schools for a summit on professional apprenticeship. Students from Furr High School, Kashmere High School, Sterling High School, North Forest High School, and Sam Houston High School enjoyed an informative school day-long information session.Continue reading
HISD to host DREAM Summit workshop to help DREAMers achieve higher learning
HISD’s 2022 DREAM Summit is set for Saturday, Dec. 10, and returns to in person for the first time since 2019.
The free event hosted by College & Career Readiness in collaboration with Multilingual Education will take place from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th Street, 77092.Continue reading
HISD educators, administrators tour California schools integrating Linked Learning approach
A team of 40 school educators and district support staff recently traveled to California for a site visit of five schools that have successfully combined core academics with career-based knowledge and skills in collaborative and research-intensive learning environments known as Linked Learning. Continue reading
‘Career Cowboy’ targeting career education in HISD elementary schools
Think back to when you were a child. What did you want to be when you grew up: a doctor, lawyer, or fighter pilot?
Now, elementary-age students can interact with hands-on exhibits and activities that can map out a career path in numerous professions.
HISD’s Career and Technical Education department has developed a free, mobile learning program designed to teach students about professional careers and the types that are available in the Houston area. Students could soon see the Ready Wagon bus pull up to their campus and have the chance to meet the “Career Cowboy”.