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Need money for #college? Check out these #scholarships
Companies, organizations have thousands of dollars available to help pay for tuition, books
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+NBA legends and +BBVA Compass employees visited students at Crespo Elementary Thursday to stress the importance of financial literacy and #education.

Former +Houston Rockets stars Clyde Drexler, who is a Sterling HS alum, and Elvin Hayes, along with former players John Lucas, Felipe Lopez and T.J. Ford, visited classes and talked to students about working hard on their studies and staying in school.

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Schools across Houston ISD gathered Saturday to #celebrate the Year of the Horse.

The Confucius Institute hosted the program at Sharpstown International School and featured cultural performances, art, and educational activities from eight HISD schools.

Participating schools included Bellaire, Furr, and Westside high schools, the Houston Academy for International Studies, Kolter ES, Mandarin #Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School, Lanier and Pin Oak middle schools, and Sharpstown International School.
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Many people have been inspired by a Houston-area man who paid off students’ overdue #lunch accounts. We’ve received several questions asking how something similar can be done at HISD schools. Please contact a school directly if you’d like to make a #donation.
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Amari Venzor of Cornelius Elementary School took home top honors in the 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. #Oratory #Competition sponsored by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in Houston.

Every year since 1996, fourth- and fifth-graders from two dozen HISD schools have competed in this annual contest, which challenges students to write and present a short original speech on a subject related to the slain civil rights leader. The topic this year was, “If Dr. King were speaking at a March on Washington today, what would he say?”
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Maria Elena Galán, a third-grade teacher at HISD’s Scroggins Elementary School, has been named the 2014 Bilingual #Teacher of the Year by the National Association for #Bilingual Education (+NABE). 

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It's #rodeo season! The trail riders are headed to Memorial Park, but the Los Vaqueros Rio Grande Trail Ride traveled by several HISD schools, and students were outside in their western wear to greet them. Check out these photos of excited students from Anderson, Parker, Kolter, Lovett and Cunningham elementary schools.
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Check out these adorable photos of #Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Celebration in Mr. Bradley's Kindergarten class at Roosevelt Elementary. Several guest readers came to celebrate their love of literacy with the class. Students completed Dr. #Seuss themed #reading, #math, and #science activities including making Green Eggs & Ham and using the five senses to observe and record information.

Read more http://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2014/03/04/students-celebrate-read-across-america-day/
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More than 75 Houston ISD’s seniors signed symbolic certificates to continue their educations and #athletic careers at a National #Signing Day ceremony.

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#Cosmetology students at Barbara Jordan HS showed off their most #creative styles at the #Hair Battle Royale 2014!
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The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States.
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The Houston Independent School District is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States. Nearly 212,000 children are enrolled in HISD’s 282 schools. The district is doing some of the most innovative, ambitious work in the country to ensure that all of its students get a high-quality education. HISD is focused on preparing students for college and a career of their choice by providing a higher level of academic rigor and greater opportunities to earn college credit. Recently, HISD signed a compact with the College Board to offer at least 10 college-level Advanced Placement (AP) courses at every high school and students took a record number of AP exams in 2010—16,556, an increase of 43 percent compared with 2009. HISD created Grad Labs, where students are taking online credit recovery courses, and Twilight High Schools, where students who are unable to attend class during the school day can work toward a diploma at their own pace.

HISD stands out as a district of choice. It offers a robust portfolio of schools from strong neighborhood schools to Magnet and other specialized programs. The district also operates 44 internal and external charter schools, which are every bit as successful as their more well-known counterparts.