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HISD raises salaries for Special Education teachers across the District

As part of its reimagined employee compensation plan, Houston Independent School District (HISD) is raising salaries for Special Education teachers across the board. In the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, the minimum salary for a Special Education teacher will be $80,000. At New Education System (NES) campuses, that number will be $86,000.

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HISD hosting Hiring Event for non-NES campus positions

The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a 2024-2025 Non-NES Campus Hiring Event on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chávez High School (8501 Howard Drive, 77017).

K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway.

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HISD kicks off hiring season with job fair and reimagined employee offerings

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) kicked off the hiring and recruiting season with a first-of-its-kind job fair on Saturday, February 24, at Sharpstown High School. More than 450 candidates attended the event to learn about working in the District’s New Education System (NES) and non-NES schools.

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HISD to kick off hiring season with special event

The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host the Campus Hiring Kickoff on Saturday, February 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sharpstown High School (7504 Bissonnet Street, 77074).

K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway in the District. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from school and District leaders and see the New Education System (NES) instructional model in action.

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HISD staff make home visits to show absent students they are missed

Nearly a month into the new school year, teachers and staff hit the ground running with both instruction and student outreach. The weekend of Sept. 9 saw educators and wraparound specialists visiting student residences on a mission: regain absentee students, and make sure their families know that HISD cares about them.

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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 announces Teacher Referral Bonus program

Qualifying campus-based HISD employees are invited to support teacher recruitment efforts by taking part in the district’s Teacher Referral Bonus program. Those who successfully refer a candidate will receive a $300 bonus for teachers who sign a contract and start work by the first day of school, Aug. 28, 2023.

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HISD teacher artwork creates a poignant dialogue at CAMH exhibition

The HISD Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) is a group of 14 passionate educators assembled by the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston (CAMH) with the purpose of sharing their knowledge and experiences with CAMH staff in order to guide and inspire future programs within the museum’s Education and Public Programs department.

Photos courtesy of Tasha Gorel

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Change careers and become a certified teacher in HISD

Houston Independent School District is helping those with a bachelor’s degree looking to make a career change to become a certified teacher.

HISD’s Alternative Certification Program is dedicated to recruiting college graduates from diverse educational and career backgrounds who are passionate about making a bigger difference in the lives of students.

The program is starting a cohort for prospective teachers focused in critical shortage certification areas (ELAR 7-12, Science 7-12, Math 7-12, and Bilingual EC-6). The application will open on June 5, 2023, and the deadline to apply is July 3, 2023.

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