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Houston ISD braces for possible state takeover

Parents, teachers and retired HISD employees were among the many rallying Friday against an imminent midsemester district takeover by the Texas Education Agency.

Laurel Hays holds a poster against the Texas Education Agency (TEA) takeover of Houston Independent School District (HISD) during a press conference regarding HISD's imminent state takeover in Houston, on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Millard House II, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, delivers the HISD State of the Schools Address in Houston on Friday, March 3, 2023. The luncheon celebrates distinguished alumni and showcases student projects.

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