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HISD superintendent urges business community, state lawmakers to invest in every child

Speaking before a sold-out crowd, HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza and HISD Board of Education President Wanda Adams urged business professionals and state lawmakers to see public education as an investment to ensure the future success of every student that walks through a school’s doors. “I am here to tell you that we must invest in every child,” Carranza said. “Regardless of where they live, where they were born, the color of their

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2017 HISD State of the Schools Luncheon

The Houston ISD Foundation would like to cordially invite you to attend HISD's 2017 State of the Schools luncheon. We know you share our belief that all students in Houston deserve a high-quality public education that equips them for future success. That’s why we are asking you to join us in celebrating our schools’ mission: to educate the whole child. The HISD Foundation believes equity, literacy, innovation, college access, and great people

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10th Annual HISD Foundation Golf Tournament

10th Annual HISD Foundation Golf Tournament Benefitting the Students and Schools of the Houston Independent School District Presented by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP (more…)

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Target makes donation to HISD Literacy By 3 initiative

The Houston Independent School District will continue to build on its literacy efforts through a $95,000 grant from the Target Corporation.

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Houston ISD Foundation ranked as one of the top educational foundations in the nation

The nation’s only study and ranking of K-12 education foundations, “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation,” has ranked the Houston ISD Foundation as 12th in the nation. The study reviewed K-12 education foundations in the top 100 largest school districts (by population) and looked at eight key performance categories including: annual revenues, revenues per student, total assets, assets per student, investment income,

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2014 HISD Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $500,000

The HISD Foundation Golf Tournament is the foundation’s largest fundraising event. The HISD Foundation raised almost $500,000 at its eighth annual golf tournament in October 2014. More than 100 school stakeholders and business and community leaders played in the tournament to help raise money for various HISD academic programs and initiatives.

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Waltrip HS senior wins car at Cool to Be Smart

Nearly 2,000 HISD sophomores, juniors and seniors got together Sunday to let the world know it’s Cool to Be Smart. It also pays to be smart – many students left with prizes — and one senior won a brand new car.

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HISD announces 2014 Teachers of the Year at Celebration of Excellence

HISD held its third annual Celebration of Excellence at the Hilton Americas Hotel on May 1, 2014, to honor the many dedicated professionals who contribute to the success of Houston’s students on a daily basis.

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HISD superintendent announces expansion of dual language programs, new diversity initiative during 2014 State of the Schools address

During HISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier’s address at the 2014 State of the Schools event, he reminded the sold-out crowd of the district’s successes, tough decisions and the work being done to transform schools into 21st-Century learning environments. 

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Houston Endowment to release remaining $3 million in Apollo funds to HISD

Houston Endowment informed the Houston Independent School District this week that it will release a $3 million payment for the district’s Apollo school turnaround program in January.

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    Testimonials

    Lina Sabouni

    As a passionate believer in the power of public education, I am an active participant in paving the road for economic growth in the Texas community and abroad. I honor and support the Houston ISD Foundation's role in providing opportunities to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all HISD students, preparing them for their ever-challenging future.

    Lina Sabouni, AIA NCARB Co-founder and Principal of AUTOARCH Architects LLC 

    2014-11-10T14:42:58+00:00

    Lina Sabouni, AIA NCARB Co-founder and Principal of AUTOARCH Architects LLC 

    As a passionate believer in the power of public education, I am an active participant in paving the road for economic growth in the Texas community and abroad. I honor and support the Houston ISD Foundation's role in providing opportunities to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all HISD students, preparing them for their ever-challenging future.

    Laysha Ward

    At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business. That’s why we are proud to partner with the Houston ISD Foundation as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.

    Laysha Ward, Target Community Relations President

    2014-11-04T09:19:16+00:00

    Laysha Ward, Target Community Relations President

    At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business. That’s why we are proud to partner with the Houston ISD Foundation as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.

    Rick Jaramillo

    At Bank of America, we support programs and initiatives that push public school students, especially those from low and moderate income families, to reach and exceed their potential.

    Rick Jaramillo, Bank of America
    Segment Executive of Enterprise Business and Community Engagement

    2014-11-10T14:45:14+00:00

    Rick Jaramillo, Bank of America
    Segment Executive of Enterprise Business and Community Engagement

    At Bank of America, we support programs and initiatives that push public school students, especially those from low and moderate income families, to reach and exceed their potential.