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Katy ‘the place to be’ for private and charter schools
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Jan 27, 6:07 AM: Katy is branded as an education hub mainly because of its top-ranked public school district, but private schools have become significant in the community as an alternative source for education.
Mayor backs charter school expansion in Southwest Dallas
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Jan 26, 6:51 AM: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings gave his support Monday to the expansion of a charter school in Southwest Dallas.
Charter funding question has few easy answers
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Jan 25, 8:34 AM: With the Supreme Court close to deciding whether Texas' method of funding public schools is constitutional, a recurrent talking point has once again pervaded the conversation: Charter schools are disadvantaged when compared with >
As charter schools rise, Dallas ISD rues loss of students — and millions in funding
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Jan 22, 5:58 AM: Superintendent Michael Hinojosa says Dallas ISD has acted “fat, dumb and happy” for too long as charter school enrollment exploded within the district’s boundaries, taking away millions in state funding.
Charter School Fight In Dallas
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Jan 20, 6:49 AM: Elizabeth is one of 28,000 former Dallas ISD students attending publicly funded charter schools. ‘There’s an over proliferation of charters in this area,” Dalllas ISD Trustee Joyce Foreman complains.
Dallas Feud Brewing Over Public Vs. Charter Schools
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Jan 14, 7:26 AM: A Dallas public school trustee won a short reprieve Wednesday in her battle to block a new charter school when the Dallas city council delayed a vote on the plan for two weeks.
DISD trustee plans opposition to charter school expansion
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Jan 12, 6:00 AM: A Dallas ISD trustee says she will ask city council to place a moratorium on the creation of new open enrollment charter schools on Wednesday.
Patrick: School Choice A Top Priority in 2017
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Jan 8, 6:03 AM: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday vowed to pass a bigger and better tax credit scholarship program — and possibly other school choice legislation — out of the Senate in 2017, saying school choice remains his top policy priority aside >
Downtown Seguin business owner to appeal permit denial for charter school
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Dec 28, 6:35 AM: A downtown Seguin business owner is appealing the city’s planning and zoning committee’s recent denial of a specific use permit to open a charter school.
Inside the Effort to Re-imagine Dallas Schools
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Dec 22, 6:59 AM: Dallas — the school district but also the city — has been shaped over the past century by hundreds of thousands of individual decisions like this one, made by families seeking the best education for their kids.
AISD board hires marketing firm to help increase student enrollment
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Dec 15, 7:16 AM: The Austin school board Monday night approved hiring a marketing firm to help boost student enrollment.
Abbott taps Dallas’ home-rule champion as Education Commissioner
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Dec 15, 5:59 AM: Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday named Dallas Independent School District trustee Mike Morath, an outspoken school-choice advocate who developed the district's controversial home-rule initiative, the next Texas Commissioner of >
AISD wants to hire company to help recruit students
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Dec 14, 7:12 AM: Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz says they hope this will boost enrollment. AISD wants to retain 95% of students in the district, and recruit kids, about 10% from charter and private schools.
Central Texas charter schools gain ground in suburban shift
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Dec 9, 7:04 AM: The Meridian charter school in Williamson County is just five years old and has nearly 1,300 students. But with another 1,400 students on a waiting list and an expansion underway, Meridian has captured the attention of the Round >
State plans to close three Houston-area charter schools
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Nov 20, 6:58 AM: Two Houston charter schools and one in La Marque will be shut down by the state unless they win an appeal, the Texas Education Agency announced Thursday.
Hallsville ISD trustees increase transfer tuition, set fee for virtual school
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Nov 18, 6:34 AM: Trustees this week also approved a new fee for its Virtual High School, an online set of courses that matches the district's brick-and-mortar high school curriculum.
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.

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