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As Teacher Pay Lags, Attrition and Class Size Grow
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Jul 11, 7:43 AM: Stacked up against other states, Texas public schools could win the best-bang-for-your-buck competition. The state has consistently ranked among the bottom five nationally in per-student spending.
Henderson ISD praised for sharing space among schools
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Jul 10, 6:13 AM: Two schools in Henderson ISD that share a commons space are an example of how school districts can be financially prudent with taxpayer dollars, a state office said this week.
Thirty Years, Same Rules
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Jul 7, 6:19 AM:

House Bill 72, filed in 1984, continues to affect TX students. Provides history of bill, but lacks details on current initiatives and litigation. Significance of bill to local and national debates is not clear. 

Editorial: Bad optics for Dallas charter school waiver
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Jul 7, 5:46 AM: Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has sparked questions about the new charter school approval process passed by the Legislature last year by granting Great Hearts Academy permission to open campuses in the Dallas and >
TEA Chief Circumvents State Board Charter School Veto
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Jul 3, 7:29 AM: Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has used his waiver authority to effectively overrule a vote by the State Board of Education to deny an Arizona-based charter school's expansion into the Dallas area, according to an >
KIPP brings another Broad Prize to Houston
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Jul 2, 6:39 AM: KIPP charter schools, which started in Houston and now educate 58,000 students across the country, won the coveted Broad Prize Tuesday as the nation's best public charter system.
New teacher evaluation system factors in STAAR
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Jun 27, 5:26 AM: A new state evaluation system, to be piloted in Highland Park and Tulia independent school districts, will take into account scores from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
Ignite charter school fills career-oriented niche
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Jun 25, 5:57 AM: A new welding program at the Ignite Public Schools campus on East Elizabeth Street in Brownsville has students on track to graduate with a high school diploma and a head start on a high-paying career.
Editorial: Dallas ISD still faces challenges to break with the past
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Jun 24, 5:59 AM: As Mayor Mike Rawlings and others have said, Dallas schools can no longer afford to tolerate mediocrity or compromise future generations of students. At stake is the future of Dallas, which requires a better-educated workforce. The >
Plans gel for YES Prep high school
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Jun 18, 5:52 AM: Planning for a new high school in Spring Branch Independent School District is shifting into full gear as administrators prepare for the opening of the SKY Partnership's YES Prep High Northbrook in fall 2015.
Teachers group sues over Dallas ISD home-rule effort
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Jun 12, 5:25 AM: Dallas teachers group Alliance-AFT filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Dallas ISD, claiming that the district’s process to appoint a home-rule charter commission violates state law.
HISD to reduce test score influence in teacher evaluations
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Jun 6, 7:14 AM:

The Houston school district plans to reduce the emphasis on student test scores in teacher evaluations, changing a system that has been a centerpiece of Superintendent Terry Grier's reforms but has riled teacher groups.

Parents Excited For TX Charter
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Jun 4, 5:31 AM:

Applicants pursuing charter lay out school focus and accountability measures.  Interviews parents at meeting, as well as school administration, shows enrollment and class size data to show what school will look like.

Teacher Groups Suspicious Of Spring Branch Public-Charter School Partnership
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May 30, 7:27 AM: An education partnership in Spring Branch ISD near Houston puts some charter school students in public schools. On Thursday, we heard from teachers and administrators on how the plan is working. Today, we hear from teacher groups >
Dallas Fights Summer Slide
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May 29, 7:07 AM:

City joins fight to keep learning going during summer along with four other cities nationwide by allowing agencies, libraries, museums, and other organizations to partner.  Explains digital implementation thoroughly, could go more >

STEM Focus And Interaction
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May 29, 5:37 AM:

TX university partners with charter school to offer technology-focused instruction and STEM curriculum.  Does poor job defining terms, highlights student input about partnership.

Column: New pay plan for Dallas ISD teachers deserves support
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May 22, 5:38 AM: Say this for the home-rule charter kerfuffle, it has sure stolen the thunder from every other Dallas schools issue. And maybe that’s a good thing. Take the teacher evaluation and compensation plan that the school board will consider >
Charter school networks KIPP, IDEA are contenders for $250,000 Broad Prize
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May 20, 5:41 AM:

IDEA Public Schools, the Rio Grande Valley-based charter operator that began opening schools in San Antonio in 2012 and plans to run 20 campuses here by 2017, is one of three charter management organizations up for a prestigious >

Proposed Dallas ISD teacher evaluation system based on merit
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May 20, 4:59 AM: School trustees will consider approving a more rigorous teacher evaluation system Thursday that links teacher pay to performance, test scores and student surveys.
Unconventional mobile school prepares to expand
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May 19, 5:54 AM: A privately funded experiment with a radically different approach to learning, which started last summer with 40 Houston middle school students, is poised to expand into charter schools.

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