Community Meeting

The year 2015 marks the 80th birthday of Aldine ISD.  Over the past 80 years the district has grown to almost 70,000 students and is projected to keep growing at 3% per year for next 5 years.  The buildings in Aldine ISD average 30 years in age.  Many of the buildings are much older.

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Youth Summer Jobs/Internships

Welcome to the City of Houston Summer Jobs Program! This summer, city departments are opening their doors to provide opportunities for you to earn while you learn about what it takes to serve the residents of the nation’s 4th largest city. Most positions are for 32 hours per week, at $7.25 per hour.

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Before I lay it down: Discipline

There’s a big debate about corporal punishment being administered in the public school systems. Advocates are on both sides of this issue. Some people believe that paddling school-aged children is a bit archaic; others insist that using the “board of education” is a necessary evil to reign in kids who won’t respond to reasonable instruction

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From the Classroom to the Cafeteria

At my previous school (Dowling Middle School), I noticed the kids would never pray for their food. I can understand not praying in the classroom everyday because of everyone views. But not praying over your food before you eat it is risky behavior in my book.

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Transforming Urban Youth

Anderson Academy, an Aldine ISD elementary campus in the Acres Homecommunity, was recognized by the National Center for Urban School Transformation as a 2015 National Excellence in Urban Education bronze award recipient.

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African-American Adult Leadership Development

The African American Leadership Development Academy provides leadership development for professionals serving North Harris County and surrounding communities. This program was designed to provide hands on training for future leaders seeking growth in areas including...

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Black Female Incarceration Is on the Rise

Due to the fact that African-American News & Issues, is a publication that thrives off of reporting current and historical realities affecting our communities; we thought that it was necessary to address an existent and growing problem in society.

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Open Season Continues on Blacks…

Yellow police tape, red white and blue lights flashing, officers of the law standing around and a Black male body laid face down has been the highlight of various media outlets, over the course of this past week. It is a scene that African-Americans around the United States, have become all too familiar with.

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