- Senator considers shrinking voucher bill to boost chances of passage
- > Mar 29, 5:17 AM: The lawmaker carrying the Senate's "school choice" bill plans to narrow the scope of the measure in hopes of winning over rural legislators hesitant to vote for the bill that would allow Texas parents to use public money to pay
- Mixed feelings on school voucher bill as it heads to Senate
- Mar 28, 6:03 AM: Some Central Texas public schools and teachers groups are voicing their opposition to the school voucher bill, which is headed to the full Texas Senate for a vote.
- Hundreds rally at Capitol for public education
- > Mar 27, 5:05 AM: The rally, organized by the nonpartisan coalition Save Texas Schools and the advocacy group Austin Voices For Education and Youth, called for more money from the Legislature for public schools in Texas. Speakers included state Sen.
- With high re-enrollment, school looks toward expansion
- Mar 24, 6:32 AM: The first semester is over and the second is mid-way through and the Southwest Preparatory School’s Seguin Elementary is booming.
- Parents learn more about school choice
- Mar 24, 5:50 AM: The conversation on school choice has taken center stage this year as more and more residents throw their voices into the complex conversation.
- Texas Senate Education Committee passes school choice legislation
- Mar 24, 4:54 AM: After little debate Thursday, the Senate Education Committee voted 7-3 to pass legislation that would create two public programs subsidizing private school tuition and homeschooling expenses.
- Katy Virtual School brings online learning to students
- > Mar 22, 5:08 AM: Starting with two courses in 2011, the program has grown to include 27 online courses this school year. A variety of classes are offered, including AP and pre-AP courses such as government, psychology and calculus. The online
- School choice bill proponents, foes debate what’s best for families
- Mar 22, 5:01 AM: Tuesday's Senate Education Committee debate on private school subsidies lasted more than seven hours and saw experts on both sides arguing they knew best how to educate black and Latino Texas students.
- Senate Education Committee taking up school choice bill
- Mar 21, 4:43 AM: The leading piece of legislation subsidizing private school tuition — one of the most controversial bills this session — will get its first hearing Tuesday in the Senate Public Education Committee.
- Texas Senate panel takes up far-reaching ‘school choice’ reform
- > Mar 20, 5:07 AM: Senate Bill 3 creates “education savings accounts” where — depending on income — parents could get anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000 of their taxes back to spend on their child’s education. Authored by Chair of the Senate Education
- State lifts suspension of San Antonio charter school district
- > Mar 17, 5:52 AM: The Texas Education Agency on Thursday lifted the suspension of operations it had issued to the San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity, meaning students of the charter district can return to class Monday, when spring break
- Public School Teachers Call on Lawmakers to Nix School Choice Legislation
- Mar 14, 4:56 AM: Hundreds of teachers and public school advocates gathered at the Capitol Monday to protest so-called school choice legislation, and to call for better public school funding in Texas.
- Public charters fight uphill battle for facilities funding
- > Mar 10, 5:53 AM: While Texans debate the merits of offering subsidies for private school tuition, charter school advocates are fighting misconceptions about their goal to expand options for families within the existing public school system — and
- San Antonio charter school ordered to suspend operations at all 4 campuses
- > Mar 9, 6:58 AM: The Texas Education Agency ordered the San Antonio School of Inquiry and Creativity to suspend operations Wednesday, until the local charter school district can prove compliance with state requirements governing the criminal history
- Legislation would boost charter school funding
- Mar 8, 7:40 AM: Charter school advocates are hoping two bills will cut in half what they have identified as a funding gap with traditional public schools.
- Voucher bill may hinder effort to fix school finance
- > Mar 6, 7:28 AM: A key Texas lawmaker said that he plans to introduce legislation this week to begin reforming the state’s oft-criticized public school funding formula, but the proposal already could be in jeopardy as the House and Senate battle
- Public Education Chair: School Choice Not Moving Forward in House
- Mar 6, 5:55 AM: The chairman of the House Public Education Committee has said there is no path forward for a school choice bill in the House during this legislative session.
- Pared-down school choice bill filed by House Republican
- Mar 3, 6:34 AM: A Republican legislator has filed the House’s first major school choice bill, a pared-down version of a Senate bill that has the backing of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
- Lubbock School Leaders Speak Out About School Choice: SB 3
- Mar 2, 5:47 AM: Senate Bill 3 or known as the "school choice" bill has sparked controversy within school communities across the state of Texas.
- Public, private and charter schools compete for your child
- Mar 1, 7:26 AM: Now more than ever, parents have more of a say where their child attends school. With so many options, that means more schools are struggling to keep enrollment numbers stable.
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