- State-appointed board will oversee closing of Dallas charter school
- Aug 18, 7:13 AM: A state-appointed board of managers will manage the closing of the troubled Children First Academy, which has charter schools in Dallas and Houston.
- Dripping Springs district among first in Texas to get innovation tag
- > Aug 18, 6:26 AM: A new state law gives so-called “Districts of Innovation” freedoms similar to those that charter schools already have. Such districts will have more local control, including flexibility to decide when the school year starts and how
- Dallas ISD’s turnaround program shows early promise, as six of seven campuses move off state’s faili
- > Aug 16, 6:39 AM: Dade Middle School was once plagued by problems so serious that the school had four principals in three years. Now it enjoys high morale. Parents are absolutely thrilled at the order and good work that is happening at the
- Except for two charters, local school districts get passing grades from state
- > Aug 16, 6:25 AM: All 16 traditional school districts in Bexar County received passing grades from the state in accountability results released Monday, but San Antonio and Southside independent school districts fell short in the category of overall
- Parents and teachers join lawsuit against HISD
- Aug 11, 7:55 AM: Parents and teachers are joining a lawsuit against the Houston Independent School District after board members announced it will cost more than a million dollars to rename schools.
- City Council denies zoning for small West Dallas Montessori charter school, baffling supporters
- Aug 11, 7:05 AM: Speaker after speaker took the microphone Wednesday to ask the City Council to expand a small West Dallas early childhood education center.
- Tomball ISD considers launching District of Innovation process, November elections announced
- > Aug 11, 6:31 AM: The District of Innovation concept gives traditional independent school districts more flexible guidelines that are traditionally only offered in charter-based schools. The program was passed during the 84th Legislative Session in
- AISD to lose nearly 1K students while charter schools report growth
- Aug 9, 7:39 AM: Most Central Texas families have about two weeks until the first day of school, but two growing charter school systems in Austin start early and their enrollment is higher than ever.
- Killeen Charter Academy closure displaces 200 students
- Aug 5, 7:46 AM: More than 200 students are left to transfer schools as the Killeen Charter Academy is permanently shutting down.
- Speaker: Lt. Gov. Patrick fails schoolchildren
- Aug 5, 6:17 AM: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is more interested in lining the pockets of his rich friends than educating the children of Texas, said Charles "Charlie" Johnson, founder and executive of Pastors for Texas Children.
- 200 children displaced after Killeen charter school closes
- Aug 4, 6:59 AM: More than 200 students will not be able to return to their school next year after the closure of a local charter school.
- Partnership aids Nashville schools’ plan to teach English learners
- > Aug 3, 7:55 AM: But within two years, STEM Prep and Metro Nashville Public Schools hope they can get 100 of the district's most at-risk English learning students students proficient in their second language through the charter school's
- Tyler charter school consolidating to new location
- Aug 3, 7:01 AM: A Tyler charter school plans to consolidate its campuses into a new facility on East Grande Boulevard.
- Can Game-Changing “Community Schools” Model Survive Dallas ISD Politics?
- > Aug 2, 7:57 AM: Community schools are built on the idea that education doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Poverty levels, family structure, health and nutrition, emotional well-being, and all manner of other outside factors impact academic performance and
- Reading, writing and religion? Dallas-area charter schools come under fire (again)
- > Aug 2, 5:28 AM: Advantage Academy is “God’s school.” The Dallas-area school puts the Bible in every subject, according to the former pastor who founded it. That’s a problem, critics say, because Advantage Academy is a public charter school and
- Texas charter schools see obstacle to growth
- Jul 25, 7:02 AM: Like Wayside, many public charter schools in Texas occupy old commercial space, in addition to old bowling alleys, churches and offices, mainly out of necessity. School officials want to build schools but lack money.
- Once Again, State Rejects Charter School Connected to Idaho Real Estate Group
- > Jul 25, 6:26 AM: Charter school advocates say there’s incredible unmet demand — their surveys show 130,000 families on waiting lists to get into a charter — but every year just a few new schools apply and only a handful are
- Round Rock ISD awards $1.9M to ‘innovation’ schools
- Jul 25, 6:14 AM: The Round Rock school district awarded $1.9 million in grants to 34 campuses to help foster innovation in schools through programs, models or initiatives that enrich learning.
- Longview technology conference encourages innovation in education
- > 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
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.
Jul 22, 5:35 AM: