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HISD board meeting: Superintendent Mike Miles said school administrators won’t be fired in 2024-2025 based on new rating system

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abc13.com – Pooja Lodhia – 2024-03-22 19:17:29

SUMMARY: The Houston Independent School District superintendent has announced that administrators will not be fired next year based on the district’s new rating system, following protests and concerns from parents. The decision came after a four-hour-long board meeting and listening to community feedback. The system had previously notified 117 principals to improve their rankings, causing worry among parents. The superintendent also proposed a budget cut for schools with falling enrollment. Parents are seeking more assurances from the district and looking for ways to build trust and support within the community. The superintendent has emphasized the importance of listening to concerns and feedback from stakeholders.

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Twin infants found dead: Francisco Vega and Angelina Calderon charged in connection to babies found unresponsive in SE Houston

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-04-21 11:34:17

SUMMARY: Twenty-one-year-old Angelina Belinda Calderon and Fernando Vega are facing charges of injury to a child-serious bodily injury in connection to the deaths of their twin infants, Massail and Mirena Vega, who were found unresponsive in their crib. The infants died from multiple injuries caused by a blunt object, and had not received medical care despite being sick. Calderon’s sister defended her as a good mother, but family members revealed that Vega was abusive towards her. The children were malnourished and had multiple bruises and fractures. Both suspects were arrested on April 19, 2024, and further investigation is ongoing.

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Dallas Love Field Among Nation’s First Airports To Receive New Safety Technology

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-04-21 09:30:38

SUMMARY: The FAA is implementing new airfield surveillance technology at airports to reduce the risk of runway collisions. The Surface Awareness Initiative (SAI) system will display aircraft and vehicles on maps for controllers, improving awareness. The FAA has hired new air traffic controllers and plans to hire more, while also investing in improved runway lighting and surface upgrades at various airports. The technology will be installed at Dallas Love Field, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, and airports in Nashville and Indianapolis by the end of the year, with more airports receiving it by 2025.

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2 dead, 6 hurt in shooting at Memphis, Tennessee block party: police

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www.kxan.com – Courtney Anderson – 2024-04-21 09:13:48

SUMMARY: Eight people were shot, two fatally, at a block party in Memphis. The shooting took place at Orange Mound Park, where two men were pronounced dead, and six others injured. One victim has been released from the hospital, while another remains in critical condition. Between 200-300 people were attending the party, which did not have a permit. Police are investigating and looking for at least two suspects. Authorities are asking for of the shooting and anyone with information to come forward. Memphis Police initially reported 16 victims but later confirmed there were eight. Davis urged people to denounce the senseless violence.

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