Shafaq Patel
Jun 1, 2023 - Education

5 things to know about the new HISD superintendent

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Mike Miles. Photo: Courtesy of HISD

The Texas Education Agency appointed former Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles as Houston ISD's new superintendent as part of the agency's takeover of the school district.

What's happening: Texas Education commissioner Mike Morath replaced HISD's elected school board and superintendent with Miles and an appointed board of managers as part of the agency's contentious takeover.

Shafaq Patel
May 9, 2023 - Education

UH College of Nursing gets new name, $20M donation

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Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The University of Houston College of Nursing has been renamed the Andy and Barbara Gessner College of Nursing after the couple gifted the college $20 million.

Driving the news: The university announced the gift Monday, during National Nurses Week. The donation aims to address the nurse labor shortage.

Shafaq Patel
May 8, 2023 - Education

Texas Southern University to get new flight training facility

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Texas Southern University will soon have a two-acre training facility at Ellington Airport, expanding the university's aviation program.

Driving the news: Houston City Council voted last week to approve a five-year agreement between the Houston Airport System and the historically Black university to create the facility.


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