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Charter school with former Prime Prep students loses ratings appeal
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Nov 12, 7:01 AM: A charter school in the Red Bird area will keep its poor academic rating, after the state denied the school’s appeal this week.
Word of mouth major factor for parents charting charter school course
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Nov 9, 7:31 AM: The annual charter school lottery period is here, when parents throw their children's names into the proverbial hat for a chance to enroll in their school of choice. With limited spaces and wait lists that can literally be thousands >
Cumberland Academy opens new high school
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Nov 9, 6:40 AM: Cumberland Academy is a public, tuition-free charter school. It started as a private elementary school founded Dr. Jim Cotton and Mrs. Cotton about 20 years ago but was turned into a charter school in 1998. Later it expanded to >
Charter advocates push for facilities funding at Bexar County conference
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Nov 2, 7:31 AM: Charter school advocates at an annual conference here said money for school facilities was an obvious top legislative priority next year.
City seeks to close charter school loophole
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Oct 21, 5:17 AM: According to the city’s Land Development Code, organizations planning to build open-enrollment charter schools are exempt from various development regulations, including some intended to mitigate flood and traffic impacts. This >
Lt. Gov. Patrick lays groundwork for renewed school voucher push
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Oct 13, 5:09 AM: A continued push for school choice and expansion of charter schools in Texas are among studies directed Monday by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a fan of both, in the latest bid by the conservative Republican leadership to pass controversial >
Patrick calls ‘school choice,’ charters for study
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Oct 13, 5:03 AM: A continued push for school choice and expansion of charter schools in Texas are among studies directed Monday by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a fan of both, in the latest bid by the conservative Republican leadership to pass controversial >
Dallas teachers association blasts raise, evaluation system
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Oct 1, 5:24 AM: The National Education Association-Dallas plans to file a class-action grievance with Dallas ISD over its new teacher evaluation system.
A blue ribbon for Young Women’s Leadership Academy
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Sep 30, 6:51 AM: The U.S. Education Department has named the Young Women’s Leadership Academy a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School for its academic excellence.
Public Charter School At Private College Is Texas First
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Sep 22, 8:38 AM: Texas public colleges, including Dallas County Community College District, UT Austin and some others partner with charter schools.
Controversial charter school could expand on current Austin site
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Sep 22, 5:26 AM: Controversial plans to construct a second school building on a 4-acre site owned by Austin Achieve Public Schools are not yet off the table.
Texas State University Boasts ‘Freshman Year for Free’ Program (CER in the news)
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Sep 16, 8:33 AM: Imagine no college tuition or loans — at least for one year, the freshman year. The Texas State University System (TSUS) boasts they will do just that in 2016, rolling out the Freshman Year for Free program, except it is not totally >
Neighborhood clash over charter school sparks push for planning reform
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Sep 15, 6:25 AM: When the Austin Achieve Public Schools began construction on a new $6.5 million school in East Austin in 2014, the people who lived in the adjacent Windsor Park neighborhood were startled.
KIPP gains foothold in Fort Bend County
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Sep 11, 6:23 AM: With 233 students and a brand new campus, KIPP Public Charter Schools hopes to make an impact with its first foray into Fort Bend County.
Hallsville ISD to grow virtual high school
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Sep 8, 5:49 AM: Hallsville ISD's virtual online high school received approval for its 10th grade curriculum courses, and the district has plans to add 11th and 12th grades by next fall.
Empower Parents to Choose Public, Private or Religious Education, Robert Jeffress, Ed Young, Other P
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Sep 4, 5:36 AM: A coalition of conservative pastors including Robert Jeffress and Ed Young have sent an amicus brief to the Texas Supreme Court stating that it is "unconstitutionally inefficient" for the state to prohibit taxpayer dollars from >
Parents must decide sooner under new HISD magnet process
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Sep 4, 5:29 AM: Parents seeking to send their children to an HISD magnet school next year will have to decide sooner on their top choice.
AISD Enrollment Down 300; Partly Due to New Charter Academy
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Sep 1, 6:02 AM: Elementary enrollment numbers after the first week of school for Abilene ISD are down; the difference corresponds to the start-up of a new school choice for Abilene families.
School funding goes back to the courthouse
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Aug 31, 5:37 AM: Four years after more than 600 school districts, the charter school system, a group of parents and even the influential Texas Association of Business sued the state on grounds that the Legislature has failed to adequately fund >
Charter school kids join traditional students at Spring Branch ISD campus
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Aug 26, 7:42 AM: The big push for charter schools in Louisiana started after Hurricane Katrina. The state’s Recovery School District took over most of the public schools in New Orleans, and quickly issued charters.

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