About Shelby Joe

Shelby Joe is General Academic's Founder. A Mississippi native, Shelby graduated from Rice University with a BA in Political Science in 2007. Having lived in both China and Germany and visited more than 25 countries, Shelby is an avid globalist and speaks Chinese Mandarin and German. He is also the Founder of the edtech company Piqosity.

Ambushed and Robbed on Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Bike Trail

Like many Houstonians tired of being indoors and pleasantly surprised by the cool weather last weekend, I took to our city’s increasingly well-developed and mapped bike trails to seek fresh air and nature during these often too-isolating times.  At approximately 10:30 in the morning on Sunday, September 20, 2020, I [...]

By |2020-09-23T14:22:14-05:00September 21st, 2020|Announcements|0 Comments

Top Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools of 2020

Analysis of Houston School Choice Lottery for 2020-2021 The most popular Houston ISD (HISD) magnet schools for 2020-2021 are River Oaks Elementary School, Pin Oak Middle School, and Carnegie Vanguard High School. Families had about a 10%-20% chance of winning the lottery for admission to a highly desirable HISD magnet [...]

By |2020-08-31T10:27:35-05:00August 25th, 2020|Schools|0 Comments

Top Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools of 2018

For the 2018-2019 academic year, almost ten percent of Houston ISD (HISD) students participated in this year’s annual School Choice lottery; participation versus last year was essentially flat when growth was up 19% versus 2016. Families submitted an average of 2.5 applications each for a total of 52,123 applications [...]

By |2020-02-21T17:50:39-06:00May 7th, 2018|Schools|0 Comments

2017 HISD Board of Trustees Candidate Forum for District V at Rice University

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @7pm Spend an engaging and insightful evening at Rice University learning about the issues and the candidates for HISD's Board of Trustees District V. This non-partisan and non-endorsing informational event is hosted by General Academic and Rice University's Center for Local Elections in American Politics [...]

By |2020-02-21T17:50:14-06:00September 18th, 2017|Schools|0 Comments