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Longview technology conference encourages innovation in education
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Jul 22, 6:36 AM: Donally's presentation was one of dozens of similar breakout sessions Tuesday at the school as part of the Region 7 Education Service Center's iPadpaloozaEastTX conference, a daylong series of professional development and training >
DISD to start choice school with socioeconomic diversity
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Jul 22, 5:35 AM:

The calendar may say summer, but Dallas ISD is working hard to convert a shuttered elementary school in east Dallas into the first campus with enrollment designed to reflect socioeconomic diversity.

Charter school teaches student-athletes about careers off the field
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Jul 21, 7:48 AM: A new charter school in Houston is teaching students about all the other career options in the sports world off the field.
District of Innovation status could mean big changes to Humble ISD
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Jul 19, 5:27 AM: Humble ISD has set into motion a plan to become a District Of Innovation (DOI). Former Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo, in the last months of his tenure, chose a board of teachers, administrators and several community members to >
Community not ready to give up hope that southeast Oak Cliff charter school can be saved
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Jul 18, 7:14 AM: A group of teachers, parents and students are doing everything they can to keep a troubled Dallas charter school open. But the outlook for Children First Academy is dim.
Virtual Classrooms Come with Pros and Cons
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Jul 15, 6:32 AM: Virtual school allows kids to go to class anywhere there's an internet connection. It's an option more and more parents are considering. In a Texas Connections Academy classroom, students in grades 3 through 12 are guided by >
State rep asks AG to investigate Harmony schools
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Jul 14, 6:25 AM: A state representative has asked the Texas attorney general's office to investigate the Harmony Public Schools system, citing concerns the charter school company has discriminated against teachers and students and misused state >
Humble ISD superintendent seated after months of parent protest
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Jul 12, 7:06 AM: The woman who inspired months of protest in Humble Independent School District was seated Monday as the district’s new superintendent.
IDEA fills education gap in low-income communities
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Jul 5, 7:49 AM: With 30 schools in the Valley and more than 20,000 students, the public charter school has plans to continue growing. To top it off, it has achieved a 99.9 percent college enrollment rate.
Charter Schools Worry New Zoning Regulations for Schools Could Curb Growth
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Jun 30, 7:52 AM: But, charter schools aren't taxing entities and therefore cannot create interlocal agreements. As charter schools began to rapidly open in Austin, they weren't bound by those rules. They could construct buildings without many >
SAISD becomes one of the first “districts of innovation.”
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Jun 29, 6:18 AM: Under legislation passed last year, districts with the designation receive exemptions from certain sections of the Texas Education Code, similar to the freedoms enjoyed by charter schools. The designation lasts for five years.
Council reaches compromise on charter school land use debate
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Jun 27, 7:57 AM: Last week, City Council voted to apply the same development standards to charter schools that were already required of local public schools, ending months of emotionally charged debate on the issue.
Charter School Loophole Vote Pushed Another Week
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Jun 23, 7:06 AM: City Council's unofficial slogan of "hurry up and wait" was on full display last week as the seemingly settled issue of planning and land use for charter schools got punted for another week, at the behest of Mayor Steve >
New type of tech high school coming to San Antonio
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Jun 17, 7:01 AM: C.A.S.T. Tech will be operated as a charter school in the San Antonio Independent School District but will partner with members of the industry, chiefly Tech Bloc, to guide its curriculum and provide internship opportunities. The >
City eyes restrictions for charter school campuses amid building boom
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Jun 16, 7:22 AM: Neighborhood groups are set to win a months-long fight over regulating the construction of charter schools Thursday as the Austin City Council will likely close what some call a loophole that exempted the schools from zoning >
New building will allow Arlington Classics Academy to start a high school
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Jun 13, 6:56 AM: Arlington Classics Academy prides itself on being a place where age and grade-level don’t put a ceiling on what a child can achieve. A new construction project and plans to enroll its first high school class in 2017 mean the school >
Virtual academy
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Jun 13, 6:36 AM: Walter and Jackie began looking at alternatives to traditional public school. That is when they found Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA) which rekindled Nathan’s love of learning; changing his life both academically and >
Struggling Schools Craft Plans To Improve Their Campuses
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Jun 10, 6:04 AM: There’s a rating Texas schools do not want – improvement required. Under a new state law, schools that have received this rating at least two years in a row have to come up with a plan that explains how they will get better. Schools >
House to Address Education Funding
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Jun 9, 5:47 AM: Yet restoring school finance is one of the key areas upon which rural Republicans and urban Democrats often agree. The barrier to reform will likely remain the suburban Repub­licans – most particularly those in the Senate, where Lt. >
Eanes school district eyes TEA exemptions similar to charter schools
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Jun 2, 7:10 AM: Eanes school board members recently considered a new concept approved by the Texas Legislature last year to give public school districts more control over how they are run and exempt them from some Texas Education Agency >

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