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One Of Education's Best Examples Of A Learner-Driven Community
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Jun 22, 6:56 AM: The idea of a more personalized approach to education has gained a lot of traction in the last decade. But there’s a lot of variation among those claiming “personalization.” Some are teacher-driven and prescriptive. In others, >
Editorial: More charter oversight is needed to prevent personal gain
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Jun 22, 6:38 AM: To reassure the public that regulators are doing what they can to ensure that charter school operators aren’t using public funds for private gain, Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath should do more to >
Dallas City Leaders Consider Limit on Charter Schools
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Jun 19, 6:13 AM: Foreman delivered a briefing that shows 14 percent of 233,687 school age children in Dallas now attend charter schools, taking away per pupil state funding that could go to the public school district.
Editorial: Teachers union should drop suit against SAISD
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Jun 19, 5:22 AM: We agree the district could have been more transparent in its actions, which resulted in contracting with an out-of-state charter school to operate one of its more troubled schools. It did this out of fear the state would shutter >
State Board Approves New San Antonio Charter School
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Jun 18, 7:31 AM: The state board of education has approved four new charter school operators for the 2019-2020 school year, including one in San Antonio.
State approves 2 new charter school operators eyeing south Houston
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Jun 6, 7:04 AM: Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath has approved applications from two new Houston-area charter school operators, which are planning to open elementary campuses south of downtown Houston.
Union loses injunction request in lawsuit against SAISD charter deal
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Jun 5, 5:06 AM: A judge Monday denied the San Antonio Independent School District teachers’ union’s request for a temporary injunction to stop a charter school network from taking over operations of Stewart Elementary School.
Sugar Land charter schools rank high in school report card
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Jun 4, 5:29 AM: Many students, teachers and other faculty echoed the sentiments about how the Harmony Public Charter system is reshaping student lives and propelling them forward, crediting the charter’s success to its focus on science, technology, >
Judge to rule on injunction that would halt charter takeover of Stewart Elementary
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Jun 4, 5:22 AM: A Bexar County judge will decide Monday whether to grant a temporary injunction that would stop the San Antonio Independent School District from moving ahead with a contract, effective July 1, for a New York-based charter school >
PSJA ISD votes overwhelmingly against charter-like move
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Jun 1, 6:06 AM: After a few weeks of presentations, indecision and complaints of lack of information, seven out of 42 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district campuses voted in favor of moving forward with an attempt to implement a charter-like >
Texas school districts struggled to use law that could stave off state takeover
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Jun 1, 5:55 AM: For school districts with chronically failing campuses, a recently passed law that allows them a reprieve from state sanctions was supposed to be a lifeline. A year on, less than a tenth of those districts are on track to take >
Dallas ISD gets creative to bring back charter school students
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Jun 1, 4:48 AM: The district kicked off a series of visits to seven of the biggest apartment complexes in Southwestern Dallas with the lowest enrollment in DISD, dubbed "Rock the Block." A Dallas ISD police officer served as a DJ, and there were >
PSJA releases draft of charter proposal
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May 31, 4:53 AM:

With a few days left before teachers are asked to vote on a plan to adopt a plan that could give their campuses some charter-school-like qualities, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district Superintendent Daniel King released more >

MISD: Travis could become first in-district charter
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May 30, 5:45 AM: Midland ISD held a conversation on Tuesday about the future of Travis Elementary, and that conversation involves the potential of the first in-district charter. The school in southeast Midland has struggled academically for years. >
EDITORIAL: PSJA ISD 'charter' plan needs better explaining to community, teachers
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May 29, 5:57 AM: And so it is in that context that we approach the seemingly off-the-wall request by PSJA ISD Superintendent Dr. Daniel King to convert his entire school district into a “charter school” status by the start of school in the fall, in >
Opinion Teacher lawsuit might just enable the status quo of failure
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May 29, 5:46 AM: The San Antonio ISD board and Superintendent Pedro Martinez are taking decisive steps to better ensure our children learn to read. To carry out this mission, they have turned to New York-based Democracy Prep, a charter school >
Hallsville ISD signs manufacturing academy, virtual school agreements
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May 23, 6:38 AM: Trustees approved a three-year educational products and services agreement with K12 Virtual Schools, which will provide online-based education for students in grades 3-12. District Superintendent Jeff Collum said Hallsville would be >
Dallas area charters lag behind traditional public schools, according to new report
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May 16, 7:15 AM: A statewide education advocacy group says traditional public schools outperformed charter campuses in North Texas last year.
In wake of teacher cuts, SAISD weighs impact of charter schools
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May 16, 5:30 AM: SAISD has 16 charter schools within its boundaries, the highest concentration of any local school district. Enrollment is down significantly, with about 1,800 students leaving the district this school year alone.
PSJA ISD teachers: Charter-like proposal good, but needs more time
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May 15, 6:39 AM: With sudden news of a possible district-wide overhaul and a few weeks to make a decision, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district teachers are trying to figure out whether they move forward with a plan that could give them more freedom >

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