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Starting on the West Side, a push to expand internet access to San Antonio students could reach 20,000 in 12 months
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Sep 23, 5:26 AM: The effort to bridge the digital divide for students in underserved areas — which became a crisis spawned by the need for remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic — will eventually provide internet access to up to >
Teachers union sues San Antonio ISD, saying it broke the law when letting charter firm take over school
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Sep 17, 5:52 AM: The Texas State Teachers Association has sued San Antonio ISD and the state's education commissioner, alleging they violated the law when they turned over a struggling elementary campus to a New York charter school >
State Board of Education OKs 5 New Charter Schools, Says No to 3
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Sep 15, 6:36 AM: The Texas Board of Education has approved the creation of five new charter schools in Texas but rejected three others. In August, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath sent the board a recommendation for eight new >
SA’s three largest school districts rep
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Sep 15, 5:32 AM: Other than Northside ISD that Perez said saw drops across all grade levels, and North East ISD that reported somewhat lower enrollment figures among elementary students, all three spokespersons said the decreases were >
Texas education board rejects three new charter school operators, greenlights five others
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Sep 14, 5:52 AM: Opponents told the board that allowing more charter operators will drain money from traditional public schools, but some parents believe charters offer their children better educations.
Nonprofit launches initiative to recruit charter school to Bastrop County
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Sep 11, 5:39 AM: A parent-led organization on Wednesday launched the Bastrop Charter Advocate Network, a nonprofit whose mission is to expand school choice in Bastrop County and attract a charter school to the area.
3 charter schools hope to gain foothold in Austin area
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Sep 10, 6:50 AM: Three charter school operators are hoping to gain a foothold in Central Texas, requesting that the State Board of Education approve their applications to launch campuses within the Austin, Hays and San Marcos district >
SA STRONG: Single mother starts charter school from the ground up
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Sep 10, 6:18 AM: Hall-Powell said she wanted to be part of the solution. It was her vision in creating SA Prep Charter School from the ground up.
Local parents enroll kids in charter schools so they can return to in-school instruction
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Sep 9, 7:10 AM: The City of El Paso’s mandate delaying in-person instruction expired on Labor Day, leaving some local families to look for options for their children to return to face-to-face instruction.
Bastrop County nonprofit pushes for charter school option
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Sep 9, 7:00 AM: As Bastrop Independent School District reopens in-person learning, Wednesday a network of Bastrop County parents will launch an initiative to expand public school options. It’s called Bastrop Charter Advocate Network, or >
Opinion: Texas students and teachers need more virtual school options now
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Sep 9, 5:38 AM: The next big challenge from COVID-19 is looming. A recent University of Texas poll found that 65 percent of Texans think it is not safe for students to return to school. Understandably, parents are looking for more options >
Teacher's Union: 'Keep your children home'
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Sep 8, 8:07 AM: You may have seen a post from the president of the Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers Union circulating on Facebook lately. Union President Dr. Nancy Vera had some strong words for parents and the district >
Former IDEA leader wants 150,000 charter students in San Antonio by 2030
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Sep 8, 7:53 AM: As the largest charter school network in Texas fights to keep its momentum to open new campuses amid backlash caused by its controversial spending decisions, its ex-CEO has landed in San Antonio.
Charter school planned ahead to give students devices amid pandemic
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Sep 3, 6:45 AM: One Rio Grande Valley School charter school was able to plan ahead and provide devices for students this school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Fort Worth ISD could suffer as some families choose in-person classes at other schools
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Sep 2, 6:14 AM: Hoover is among a number of parents — some of whom are part of a loosely organized group — who have removed their children from Fort Worth ISD schools and moved them to private schools, charter schools or homeschooling >
Public Notice: No Help for Public Schools
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Aug 27, 6:50 AM: Austin Achieve, a local charter school with 1,556 students and 98 teachers, got between $2 million and $5 million through a federal Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loan (Treasury data only provides the range of its >
New San Marcos Charter School Clears Another Hurdle To Open Their Doors
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Aug 24, 7:52 AM: Yesterday, the Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath advised members of the State Board of Education of his decision to grant eight Generation Twenty-Five charters.
With years of experience, Texas Virtual School confident in effectiveness of instruction
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Aug 21, 5:38 AM: In the three years the Texas Virtual Academy has been in operation, they say they’ve found ways to teach students just as effectively as they would in the classroom.
Commentary: Guarantee funding for school year
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Aug 21, 5:11 AM: We are asking Gov. Greg Abbott to cut through the noise and commit to funding Texas schools at a level based on last year’s pre-COVID-19 attendance levels for the entire school year.
Charter teachers find creative ways to connect with students
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Aug 21, 4:54 AM: Teachers at Vanguard Mozart Elementary School are becoming creative with their lesson planning. The charter school teachers are taking the classroom into cyberspace.

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