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OISD explores adopting charter model
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Dec 2, 7:56 AM: The Olney Independent School District  approved initiating the first step in designating OISD as a District of Innovation. Superintendent Greg Roach said the approval by the board would allow it to operate under regulations similar >
House-Senate split emerges on school choice, bathrooms
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Nov 30, 6:40 AM: On school choice – sometimes referred to as vouchers and more recently as "education savings accounts – Straus said he would be willing to listen to various options that might put forth. But he appeared to rule out a system that >
IDEA charter schools set sights on El Paso’s East, Lower Valley
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Nov 29, 5:45 AM: IDEA has declined to comment on it's expansion to El Paso until January, but ABC-7 has learned there are two proposed sites.
Partnerships between charters, traditional public schools yield mixed results
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Nov 28, 5:55 AM: Spring Branch ISD embarked on a partnership with two charter school operators, KIPP and Yes Prep, about five years ago. The district allowed the charter operators to launch programs at two middle-school campuses and a high school >
Trump administration could boost Texas voucher push
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Nov 21, 8:10 AM: Texas advocates for private school vouchers and charter school expansion may have reason to be excited come January.
SBOE gives tentative OK to charter school building loans
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Nov 21, 6:04 AM: The State Board of Education on Friday gave a preliminary OK to a plan to expand the Permanent School Fund's allowance to charter schools, tentatively approving the backing of about $500 million for the privately-managed public >
Longview ISD takes steps toward Montessori, STEAM charter schools
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Nov 15, 7:54 AM: District trustees on Monday unanimously approved designating current and future campuses as charter schools. Designating them as such allows the district to apply for more state funding for the programs while being held to the same >
As first bills are filed, battle lines for 2017 session begin to emerge
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Nov 15, 6:43 AM: The list was light on policy specifics, but Patrick has touted many of the ideas for months, if not years. For instance, school choice has been a hobbyhorse for Patrick since he was a state senator and chairman of the Senate >
Granger stresses reading to kids at Fort Worth charter school
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Nov 11, 7:18 AM: Chapel Hill Academy is an open-enrollment, tuition-free public charter school operated by Lena Pope. The Fort Worth-based charity is working to put attention on childhood literacy, and. Granger was invited to lead storytime to >
Keller district of innovation group proposes push for more local control
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Nov 9, 6:36 AM: The Keller District of Innovation Committee recommended 10 of 12 subcommittee proposals to adopt new policies in exchange for current state laws to gain flexibility and more local control.
Kids’ Choice team wins 3 out of 4 seats in RGC school district races
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Nov 9, 5:48 AM: The Kids’ Choice Team had a strong showing winning three out of the four races over the U.S.S. Restore Team led by former board president Basilio “Bacho” Villarreal.
AISD considers pursuing District of Innovation status
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Nov 8, 6:43 AM: The Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees heard a presentation from the district administration and legal counsel on Monday about becoming a District of Innovation.
Eleven Texas school boards ordered to the classroom
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Nov 3, 5:41 AM: The Texas Education Agency told 11 school boards and superintendents they must take special training because their plans for fixing underperforming schools haven't made the grade.
Charter school lottery to draw thousands of hopeful parents
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Nov 1, 6:36 AM: After a long night of trick or treating, parents across our area are now lining up to enroll their kids in charter schools.
Teachers concerned about District of Innovation idea
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Oct 28, 5:36 AM: Some local teachers are concerned about the Wichita Falls ISD's plans to apply to become a District of Innovation — a process the administration seems to want to fast-track for fear the window to apply will close in the next >
Round Rock ISD ‘District of Innovation’ plan OK’d despite opposition
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Oct 26, 5:48 AM: Teachers with the group Education Round Rock, a union of education professionals affiliated with the Texas State Teachers Association and Texas American Federation of Teachers, expressed their concerns with the initiative at a Oct. >
Fort Worth school district eyes District of Innovation designation
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Oct 25, 5:28 AM: People can comment Tuesday on the Fort Worth school district’s proposed District of Innovation designation — a plan that would create greater latitude for hiring career and technology teachers while also allowing more local control >
Round Rock ISD ‘District of Innovation’ plan OK’d despite opposition
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Oct 21, 5:42 AM: Despite comments from Round Rock teachers in opposition of a district initiative to be a “District of Innovation,” the school board Thursday night unanimously voted to approve the plan.
MISD seeks flexibility as District of Innovation
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Oct 21, 5:38 AM: Marion Independent School District Board of Trustees decided to become a District of Innovation after its first public hearing on the matter Wednesday night.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick doubles down on school choice fight
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Oct 21, 4:53 AM: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick doubled down Thursday on his push for private school choice legislation next session, vowing to fight for however long it takes to pass it and applying pressure to a Texas House that has shown less appetite for >

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