Jacob Carpenter Education Reporter
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Jacob Carpenter joined the Houston Chronicle in June 2017 to cover K-12 education. Prior to arriving in Texas, he spent a year as an investigative reporting fellow for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He reported for the Naples (Fla.) Daily News from 2011 to 2016, covering criminal courts and long-term investigative projects. A native of suburban Detroit, he graduated from Michigan State University in 2010.

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102 Articles
over 1 year ago
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Early Texas test scores shows big declines in math, steady reading rates in high school

The first trove of state standardized exam results confirmed what many educators feared...

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over 1 year ago
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HISD trustees make it official, approve Millard House II as new superintendent

The pro forma vote follows the naming of House as HISD’s lone superintendent finalist...

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over 1 year ago
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'Our hearts are full': Worn-out students, staff say goodbye to 2020-21 school year

The longest school year in recent history came to a close Friday, with the Houston...

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over 1 year ago
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HISD board approves bigger-than-expected pay raise for teachers

Teachers in the state’s largest school district will see salary hikes averaging roughly...

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over 1 year ago
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HISD board approves bigger-than-expected pay raise for teachers

Teachers in the state’s largest school district will see salary hikes averaging roughly...

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over 1 year ago
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Student shot in hand at North Forest High School, Houston police say no active shooter

A student was shot in the hand at North Forest High School on Wednesday morning, police...

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over 1 year ago
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HISD's teacher pay ranks below neighboring districts - and it's not getting better

Houston ISD teachers would get, on average, a 1 percent raise next year under the...

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over 1 year ago
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He's firm, fair and unflappable, colleagues say. Can Millard House conquer HISD?

Former colleagues and acquaintances across the south said HISD’s lone superintendent...

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over 1 year ago
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IDEA Public Schools fires CEO, COO after financial audit

The terminations at Texas’ largest charter school network followed a forensic review...

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over 1 year ago
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IDEA Public Schools fires CEO, COO after financial audit

The terminations at Texas’ largest charter school network followed a forensic review...

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over 1 year ago
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Texas House backs schools bill lowering test stakes, giving HISD reprieve

The House advanced the proposed legislation by a voice vote Tuesday night, though major...

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over 1 year ago
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HISD trustees to name Tennessee educator as superintendent

House, who currently leads Tennessee’s Clarksville-Montgomery County School System,...

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