Houston Independent School District discusses future at event
Houston Independent School District hosted the Building the Future event Friday, Dec. 14.
According to a press release from Houston Independent School District, "The half-day event, held at Kingdom Builders Center, gave more than 200 school officials, parents and community members the opportunity to share their thoughts on creating innovative educational environments, as the district kicks off its bond program to repair, build or replace 40 schools across the city. Facilitated by Dr. Peter Bishop, the director of the Futures Studies Program at the University of Houston, the event was designed to get school officials, parents and community members thinking about what kinds of schools they want to create, before they start working with architects as early as next year."
Houston Independent School District is at 4400 W. 18th St., Houston.
The Houston Independent School District is committed to providing a high-quality education for every child, regardless of where they live or what school they choose to attend. HISD has 279 schools and more than 203,000 students, making it the largest district in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves in rigorous academic courses designed to prepare them for college and meaningful careers. Recent data shows the number of HISD students earning college credit on advanced placement exams and posting top scores on the SAT college entrance exam has never been higher. In addition, the district's graduation rate is at an all-time high, and the dropout rate is at an all-time low.
For more information, call 713-556-6005 or visit www.houstonisd.org.
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