HISD approves Sam Houston plan

HOUSTON The plan includes opening a ninth-grade academy that would feature college and career programs. The high school would emphasize math, science and technology.

The state ordered the school closed due to six consecutive years of poor performance. The state commissioner of education must approve these plans.

The board also approved $10,000 bonuses for teachers near year and new restrictions for students wearing or tattooed with gang-related symbols.

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