On June 1, 2023, F. Mike Miles was officially named Superintendent of Houston Independent School District.
“To the families of Houston celebrating the end of another school year – especially those families of the Class of 2023 – congratulations, you must be so proud of all that your children have accomplished,” he said in a message to the HISD community. “To the families of students who will return to HISD in the fall, your children are the reason I am here, and it is my responsibility to make sure they have the skills and experiences they need to be successful.”
Amid a growing national teacher shortage and declining educator preparation program enrollment, Houston Independent School District is creating pathways for aspiring educators to become teachers for free and get paid to do so. Through a new Grow Your Own grant program, 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.
As the HISD Class of 2023 approaches graduation, college acceptance letters are rolling in. In early April, Chavez High School senior Tuong Phung learned she’d be going to her dream school—Stanford University.
A first-of-its-kind exhibition created by HISD Fine Arts students is now on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH). The artwork combines dance with photography to showcase the artistic relationship between the two disciplines.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the Texas Education Agency will replace Houston Independent School District’s Board of Trustees and Superintendent Millard House II.