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Editorial: Literacy crisis
Aug 8, 4:51 AM: Literacy is not just a problem in Houston where four out of 10 ninth-graders in HISD struggle with reading; it's a national problem that is proving difficult to fix. As every struggling reader seems to struggle in a different way, >
Charters Push Back Against Measure on School Closures
Aug 8, 4:29 AM: In 2013, when Texas passed its first overhaul of charter school policy since 1995 — the year the publicly funded but privately operated schools were first established in the state — lawmakers included a provision intended to speed >
TX Virtual Avenue
Aug 7, 6:55 AM:

New education law in TexasTX V allows students to enroll in online courses specific to any graduation track they choose.  Reports on possible outcomes of new teaching method by using quotes; lacks data to highlight overall >

Texas Posts Top High School Graduation Rates, Again
Aug 6, 5:59 AM: Texas education officials once again announced top high school graduation rates on Tuesday, reporting that 88 percent of public school students in the class of 2013 received a diploma within four years.
Dallas Home-Rule Charter Won’t Be On Fall Ballot
Aug 5, 6:56 AM: There will be no new Dallas home-rule school charter on November’s ballot, as supporters wished. That outcome became clear soon after the home-rule commission met last night for only the second time.
Editorial: Charter schools need high standards too
Aug 4, 6:47 AM: Something is finally happening to bad charter schools in Texas that used to not happen, or was delayed too long: They are being shut down.
DISD parents, teachers and officials have mixed feelings about home-rule
Aug 1, 8:35 AM: As someone looking from the outside in, Kevin Chavous, says both sides needs to be objective and concrete about their goals whether these include access to every child regardless of social and economic status. Chavous is an >
Prime Prep Academy begins critical stretch of appeals to stay open
Jul 30, 5:08 AM: Prime Prep Academy has scrambled from crisis to crisis, almost since the day it opened. This week, the charter school co-founded by former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Deion Sanders entered the most critical period in its two-year >
Texas law that speeds shutdown of troubled charter schools is put to the test
Jul 29, 5:45 AM: A new law designed to make it easier to close down chronically troubled charter schools is getting its first tests this year.
TX Charters Garner Interest
Jul 28, 4:44 AM:

Midland students increasingly opting to charters as economic and population growth lead to lack of seats in traditional public or private schools.  Offers helpful school-based data, explains charter sector and history of schools >

Local school districts question new teacher evaluation system
Jul 25, 8:05 AM:

A Tulia Independent School District leader is considering dropping out of a statewide program to pilot a controversial evaluation system that adds standardized test scores to teacher reviews.

State seeks extra year to test new teacher evaluation system
Jul 24, 7:54 AM:

Texas needs an extra year to try out its new system for evaluating teachers, delaying any statewide use until fall 2016, Education Commissioner Michael Williams told federal officials Wednesday.

In Houston, traditional public schools share ideas and a roof with charter schools
Jul 23, 7:56 AM:

Relations between charter schools and traditional public schools have often been hostile, and that’s become a more intense problem in recent years. About 4 percent of U.S. students attend about 5,000 charter schools.

Dallas, Fort Worth districts pledge to improve outcomes for young men of color
Jul 22, 8:18 AM:

Today 60 school urban school districts — including Dallas and Fort Worth — committed to improve academic achievement for black and Latino male students at a White House event.

Midland’s private schools experiencing high demand
Jul 21, 8:26 AM:

Midland’s ever-increasing private school enrollment numbers are bucking the national norm.

Education board scolds state commissioner
Jul 17, 4:46 AM: Texas Board of Education members sharply criticized the state’s top education official on Wednesday for overriding a board veto and allowing an Arizona-based charter school to open campuses in suburban Dallas despite concerns that >
Dallas charter school Children First Academy will get to reopen
Jul 17, 4:44 AM: The state will allow a troubled Dallas charter school to reopen, even as concerns about school spending, student testing and other issues persist.
Charter Approval in Crosshairs at SBOE Meeting
Jul 16, 7:37 AM: After the approval of an Arizona-based charter school’s expansion into the Dallas area, the role of the state’s education chief in the charter school application process is under scrutiny.
Charter Fate Looks Grim
Jul 16, 5:38 AM:

TX charter may close due to financial issues and noncompliance with state regulations. Provides details of situation, and includes parental voice. 

University to house charter campus
Jul 15, 5:57 AM: A charter school offered by the University of Texas at Tyler will soon have a new building on the Longview University Center campus.



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