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Important Notice for Private Non-Profit Schools 

Houston ISD is announcing the “Participation Process” for the 2024-2025 school year. For all Private-Nonprofit (PNP) administrators interested in participating in the ESSA federal grant programs listed below, contact the District. Contact information is listed below for questions. The “Intent to Participate Form” must be completed and submitted by the deadline date of Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. The links for all forms are listed below.

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HISD provides $1 million in Grow Your Own Grant awards to Texas universities

Houston Independent School District announced three university educator preparation programs will be awarded Grow Your Own grants through HISD’s competitive grant program to create pathways for aspiring educators to become teachers for free and get paid to do so.

HISD’s Grow Your Own grant program funds partnerships with educator preparation programs from Texas public institutions of higher education to prepare future teachers. Participants will be able to earn their bachelor’s degree and Texas teaching license while being paid as a full-time teaching assistant in HISD.

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HISD seeks public comments ahead of ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application

Houston Independent School District is preparing to submit the 2023-2024 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application—the nation’s education law and commitment to equal opportunity for all students—on June 23, 2023.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Section 8306(a)(7) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Program-Specific Provisions and Assurances require HISD to receive public comment before the application is submitted to the Texas Education Agency.

The public comment period is from May 16, 2023, to June 7, 2023.

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