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Moore Re-elected to Fourth Term on Houston School Board

November 6, 2013
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Moore Re-elected to Fourth Term on Houston School Board

Harvin Moore, who in two months will become the longest-serving member of the HISD Board of Education, won re-election Tuesday to his fourth term as Trustee. The voters of Houston first elected Moore in 2003 on a pledge to “get reform back on track.”  He was re-elected in 2005 and 2009 and served as President…

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Interview with Harvin Moore

October 2, 2013
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Harvin sat down recently with Charles Kuffner, the noted Houston political blogger and columnist for the Houston Chronicle, concerning the issues surrounding this year’s school board race, on the November ballot. Listen here to the entire interview: Charles Kuffner Interview with Harvin Moore You can…

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Houston Wins Broad Prize in Education – for the second time

September 27, 2013
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Houston Wins Broad Prize in Education – for the second time

Houston was this week awarded the coveted Broad Prize in Education, which annually recognizes the most improved major urban school district in America. Houston Independent School District is the first district ever to win the Broad prize twice – having also won the inaugural Broad…

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Straight Talk from Harvin Moore on the Issues for This Election

September 22, 2013
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Harvin is up for re-election this November, after having completed three terms on the HISD Board of Education. Harvin recently answered a series of questions from the Houston Business Education…

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Why Support the HISD Bond?

October 10, 2012
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Why Support the HISD Bond?

As a reader of my blog, you know that I spend considerable time on my volunteer role to which you helped elect me – Trustee of the Houston Independent School…

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The Hard Work of Reducing Urban Dropout Rates

September 28, 2012
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The Hard Work of Reducing Urban Dropout Rates

Last week, PBS aired a segment of FRONTLINE called “Dropout Nation”, which follows several students at Houston’s Sharpstown High School over a year of personal and academic challenges, and the…

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HISD Board Votes to Open Dual Language Mandarin Chinese School Fall 2012

December 19, 2011
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Houston public schoolchildren will have the opportunity to learn the world’s most spoken language in a new school that opens August 2012. The new magnet school will follow HISD’s nationally…

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Education’s coconut cake problem

December 18, 2011
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Education’s coconut cake problem

“Everyone has their theory – a longer school day, a little more discipline – but nobody knows the actual recipe.”  A true statement, well laid out by Gareth Cook in…

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The Case for Teaching Mandarin Chinese

December 5, 2011
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Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier and Board of Education Trustee Harvin Moore hosted over ninety community leaders to discuss a proposal to create a dedicated dual language Mandarin Chinese immersion…

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Turning to the Courts to Untangle Texas School Finance Mess

November 2, 2011
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Turning to the Courts to Untangle Texas School Finance Mess

Last week, the HISD joined a lawsuit against the State of Texas following the largest funding cuts to public education in the history of Texas.  It’s the second time in…

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