ARTICLE: Links emerge between Houston school district administrators, private company and southwestern Minnesota school district
(Note: Here's today's story about Houston public schools, linked into one version rather than split into two like the print version. I also included a few of the board minutes below if people are interested at following some of the trail. I didn't include all e-mails, company records searches, etc, though. -EM)
HOUSTON, Minn. — The Houston school board has launched an investigation reportedly into the actions of two former employees and the company they created, Ambient Learning.
Representatives for Houston public schools cannot confirm the subject of the investigation, citing data privacy laws. But the Post-Bulletin has found links between Houston public schools, Ambient Learning and another public school district located in Madelia, Minn., which is about 100 miles west of Rochester.
Two top-level administrators have left Houston public schools, amid allegations that the pair didn't inform the school board when they created an education consulting business based off of the school district's popular online education model.