HOUSTON (Oct. 18, 2012) — Houston Independent School District Television (HISD-TV) has a powerful tool that takes learning to the web as well as the classroom. As a media partner with Houston’s Voice, HISD-TV broadcasts programs that showcase partners like NASA and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. As one of the most diverse school districts in our nation, HISD-TV also provides Spanish language news.
Programming includes “Aprendamos Juntos,” which features interviews with students and staff from the District’s 279 schools located across the city of Houston. Its new episode describes a $1.89 billion dollar bond referendum on the ballot for the upcoming November election to build new high schools. The episode also focuses on getting out the Hispanic vote. “We’re excited that Houston’s Voice gives us another outlet to share some of the great initiatives and programs happening at HISD, particularly with the city’s Hispanic audience,” says Sarah Greer Osborne, HISD-TV Multimedia Manager/Executive Producer.
HISD’s officials are not the only people to have the spotlight. HISD-TV features fine arts performances from student groups such as Travis Elementary School and the Parker Elementary School Strings performers.
Special education, sports, budget news, and many more topics pack HISD-TV’s programming. The shows are intended to inform parents on some of the enlightening, inspiring programs that the District has to offer. For more information, go to www.houstonisd.org.
About Houston’s Voice
Houston’s Voice is a community driven video and interactive media network dedicated to supporting the creative efforts of the personalities, businesses and organizations that make Houston great. Houston’s Voice is part of Project Open Voice (POV), a pilot program from Comcast that brings organizations together across the web, mobile, social media and cable television outlets. From a desk top or mobile device, viewers may access and interact with original content specific to Houston in the categories of education, business, faith, leisure, youth, arts, sports, food and beverage, and community.
For more information or to become a Content Partner, visit www.houstonsvoice.com.
HISD-TV is available daily on several Houston area cable providers in addition to Houston’s Voice. Its programming has aired for more than 55 years, and keeps viewers updated on the Ddistrict’s exciting activities and ongoing events. The channel also gives families a glimpse into this year’s new and improved curriculum training for teachers. In addition, parents have the opportunity to get to know the staff supporting their children, with spotlights on employees like teachers and campus police officers, along with interviews of principals. HISD-TV Houston’s Voice channel may be accessed here.
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