3:30pm Meeting at All Saints Church, 215 E 10th St
5pm Holiday Party at 1329 Alexander
Let’s re-connect after the campaign! Join us as we discuss pressing public educational issues, the Dec 9th Rally for Public Education, lessons learned from the campaign and ways we can work together to improve our public schools.
Save the date – Rally for Public Education: Our Schools, Our Kids:
December 9th at HISD at 4400 18th Street at 4 p.m.
High Stakes Testing is hurting our children and our communities and EVAAS is the wrong model for evaluating our teachers.
Save the date - Take action against low pay and support the parents in our communities:
December 5th at 11:30 am at McDonald’s at 4920 Kirby
A living wage makes it possible for parents to support their children in school.
Source: KUHF News for Houston
Posted by: Laura Isensee
Date: November 27, 2013
Earlier this month the Houston Independent School District announced it was looking into possible cheating at two elementary schools. Last night parents from one of those schools, Jefferson Elementary, gathered at a town hall meeting. They came with questions and concerns.
Dozens of parents and children crowded into a community center on the Northside of Houston.
State Rep. Jessica Farrar, a Democrat, led the hour-long discussion. One question she asked got a resounding response. Continue reading
We came close, but we lost the race for HISD Trustee in District 7, 53% to 47%. Although we failed to win this seat, we shared our vision of the quality education Houston’s children deserve with voters across the city.
We went from being virtually unknown 100 days ago to winning the support of over 5,700 voters for change in HISD: for a commitment to a rich, challenging curriculum, for thoughtful supports and partnerships to enable each child to thrive, and for responsible spending.
This vision for strengthening public education has been the project of Community Voices for Public Education, a grassroots group of parents, teachers, students, and community members, since its founding two years ago. The countless conversations I have had with people across Houston over these months have renewed my commitment to this work. I hope that you will consider joining us – because achieving this change for HISD’s schools requires advocacy that transcends the electoral season. Email email@example.com to join. We meet next in December (details to follow.)
I am deeply thankful to all our supporters. Thank you for your overwhelming support of my candidacy and our common cause. I am humbled and inspired by your collective commitment to education and our children’s future.
With great love and appreciation,
Thank you CVPE members for all of your support. The election is five days away. Have you voted yet? Early voting ends Friday, November 1st. You can vote 7am-7pm at:
Metropolitan Multi-Services Center 1475 W. Gray
Bayland Park Community Center 6400 Bissonnet
You can find all the early locations here.
Election Night Party!
Join us at El Gran Malo (Ella and 23rd) election night, Tuesday, November 5th. More details to come.
Election Day Volunteers Still Needed: We need volunteers to pass out flyers to voters. Contact Brandalyn to select your time (2-4 hours).
We are working together to give children the world-class education they deserve!
Are you sure you are registered to vote at your current address? Find out here:
http://www.hctax.net/Voter/Search (Most current database of registered voters)
The last day to register is Monday, October 7th!
Dear CVPE members,
Please join us for a Happy Hour fundraiser for Anne Sung tomorrow, Friday, August 30th from 4:30-6:30 pm at Onion Creek Cafe on 3106 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007.
Let’s drink for a good cause!
Dear CVPE members,
To learn more about the issues that candidates for HISD Districts 1 & 7 and HCC District 1 support, please attend the Candidate Forum this Thursday, 8/29 from 6-8pm at the Multi-Service Center in the Heights. Please see the flyer below for details.