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The Source: Challenges In The Texas Education System
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Dec 18, 6:23 AM: Texas was ground zero for the latest education reform movement. Standardized testing, school choice, teacher accountability are all words commonly used in education policy discussions across the country, and many of those >
Dallas ISD home-rule panel to decide on charter in January
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Dec 17, 6:29 AM: The Dallas ISD home-rule commission will decide next month whether to create a charter that could determine how the district is operated and governed. Voters would need to approve it in an election with at least a 25 percent >
Armory full to the brim for Phoenix town hall meeting
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Dec 16, 10:00 AM: Hundreds of local residents crowded into the Texas National Guard Armory Monday night for a town hall meeting regarding Phoenix Charter School’s possible shutdown.
Deadline Looms For Dallas ISD’s Teacher Evaluation Plan
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Dec 16, 6:54 AM: Dallas teachers are nearing a key deadline in the evaluation system that Superintendent Mike Miles introduced this fall. He wants to reward teachers based on outstanding performance, not years served or advanced college degrees. >
HISD trustees again give superintendent big bonus
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Dec 12, 6:26 AM: HISD trustees rewarded Superintendent Terry Grier with a bonus topping $116,600 Thursday, showing continued praise of his performance during his fifth year at the helm.
San Antonio Schools will fight having charters revoked
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Dec 11, 7:11 AM: Five San Antonio Charter Schools face being shut down after failing state requirements three years in a row.
TEA starts process to revoke Bright Ideas’ charter
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Dec 10, 6:52 AM:

The process has begun to revoke the charter for Wichita Falls' Bright Ideas school, the Texas Education Agency reported Tuesday, because it did not meet financial accountability standards.

State lawmakers will focus on education funding and vouchers come January
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Dec 10, 5:36 AM: Public education promises to dominate the 2015 legislative session, as advocacy groups prepare yet again for a struggle over vouchers and lawmakers decide whether to tweak an outdated, complex school finance system.
Raising Expectations In TX
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Dec 3, 7:38 AM:

College preparatory charter school chalks up success to individualized learning, built-in tutoring, and longer school days. Lacks data, context about local districts, and performance of school as a whole.

Dueling ‘School Choice’ Events Make Their Cases at Capitol
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Dec 3, 6:22 AM: Texas public schools got a major curriculum makeover last session when lawmakers fought for what they called 'more flexibility' for students. Now the fight is likely to center around what's being called 'school >
These are the area’s best school districts (CER in the news)
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Dec 1, 9:41 AM: Education analyst group Niche has looked at public school districts in San Antonio, Bexar County and surrounding counties and ranked them by order of proficiency in several key categories.
A closer look at Texas’ truancy law
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Nov 25, 6:40 AM: Texas takes skipping school seriously. It's one of only two states in the country that sees playing hooky as a criminal offense.
Dallas ISD teachers and parents demand removal of Mike Miles
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Nov 21, 4:51 AM: During his two-year tenure in DISD, Miles has garnered ardent supporters and fierce critics for his reform efforts and hard-charging style of leadership.
Home-rule advocates offer draft charter for Dallas schools
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Nov 19, 6:44 AM: The group that launched the home-rule charter effort in Dallas ISD unveiled a draft constitution this week that would overhaul how the district operates and is governed.
Public Charter Schools That Failed to Meet Texas Standards Are Still Operating
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Nov 17, 7:47 AM: In June, the education agency revoked the charter of the Honors Academy Charter School District, which runs Branch Park Academy and six other schools. While some individual campuses, like Branch Park, had met state academic >
Fort Bend ISD stands by academies, despite debate
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Nov 17, 7:41 AM: A months-long debate about the fate of several competitive academy programs in the Fort Bend school district came to an abrupt end Thursday when the district withdrew its proposal to phase out several of the programs.
Charter designation is second chance for troubled schools
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Nov 17, 7:35 AM: Just a few years ago, the attendance rate at Davis Middle School was among the worst in the San Antonio Independent School District. Students were falling behind on course work and being held back a grade, saddling teachers with a >
State moves to shut down Honors Academy as a Dallas-area charter school
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Nov 14, 6:32 AM: Honors Academy ceased to be a public charter school in June. But it’s still acting like one and that’s a problem, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Two SAISD schools ‘under performing’ third year in a row
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Nov 12, 6:38 AM: The San Antonio Independent School District moved forward with a plan to change two district middle schools into charter schools.
2 SAISD middle schools may become charter schools
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Nov 11, 6:47 AM: For the past several months, the San Antonio Independent School District has been on a mission to turn Davis and Connell middle schools around.

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