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Two big questions here: Partnerships, rather than close-and-reopens, are the obvious choice to minimize short-term impact on kids/staff. But what organizations will be willing to take this on? And will an outside group really run schools better than the district?
Would have big impact on staff members at these 15 schools. At partnership schools, they'd have new bosses making hiring decisions. At close-and-reopen schools, they'd be forced out and likely moved within district to other positions. District says "no wholesale firing."
Houston ISD hasn't said which of the 15 schools are recommended for partnerships, and which are recommended for close-and-reopen. District expected to announce that on Feb. 1.
Here are the 15 Houston ISD schools that are being considered for major changes in light of state takeover threat. To avoid takeover/campus closures, 10 had to "meet standard" in next accountability ratings after falling short 4 straight years. https://t.co/5U9Q71akGO
Here are the two options under consideration for each of the 15 schools: -- Partner with a nonprofit of higher ed institution, which would take control of staffing and academics. -- Close the campus and immediately re-open it with entirely new staff and programming.
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