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Charter school partners with TAMUSA for early college high school program
Mar 23, 6:06 AM: Starting this fall, students at the charter network’s Northwest campus will be able to begin earning up to 60 credit hours toward a four-year college degree while directly attending classes on the university’s campus. By >
Two more neighborhood schools are consolidated as Dallas ISD moves forward on new school choice options
Mar 23, 5:36 AM: The consolidations were done in tandem with creating new specialized schools at the existing facilities. After moving its students and some of its current staff, including a popular principal, to nearby Maple Lawn >
Save our small school — it's a winner, parents urge Dallas ISD
Mar 21, 7:25 AM: Upset families packed Sam Houston Elementary on Tuesday night, all fighting to keep their children at the small school that trustees plan to close. It may be too late.
Law thwarts public schools’ effort to exclude vendors who work with charter schools
Mar 21, 5:07 AM: Public school districts earlier this year sought to exclude vendors from contracts based on a company’s work for charter schools, according to emails and documents obtained by The Texas Monitor.
Richardson ISD looks to Dallas for inspiration for its new turnaround program
Mar 20, 5:42 AM: Faced with a handful of struggling campuses, Richardson ISD is looking to Dallas ISD’s Accelerating Campus Excellence plan as a blueprint for its new school turnaround program.
San Antonio ISD Unanimously Approves Contract With Democracy Prep Charter
Mar 20, 4:45 AM: The board of trustees for the San Antonio Independent School District approved unanimously a 10-year contract with New York-based charter school operator Democracy Prep Monday evening.
Charter school plan merits OK
Mar 16, 5:16 AM: The San Antonio Independent School District board is about to take another brave but necessary step to bring high quality education to all students, including the ones who have been assigned to failing schools for years. >
Battle over private school choice playing out at Texas polls
Mar 16, 4:52 AM: The battle over whether public money should be spent on private school tuition played out at polls across the state this month and will continue in runoff contests on May 22. Public school teachers, who launched a >
Local charter school could close after school year
Mar 15, 4:42 AM: UT Tyler spokesman Lucas Roebuck told the Herald-Press on Wednesday the school building failed the state fire marshal's inspection in August. The UTTIA building was deemed unfit for students, just weeks before the school >
Charter school may takeover operations of SAISD elementary school
Mar 12, 6:09 AM: The future of an underperforming elementary school in San Antonio is in jeopardy. SAISD's school board will be voting soon on whether or not they want to get a charter nonprofit to come in and operate the school starting >
Opinion: Hey, Dan Patrick: Teachers are coming for you
Mar 9, 5:46 AM: Texans for Public Education, founded by Troy Reynolds, began with three teachers. I can see the scene Troy described clearly, as every teacher has starred in it. Probably a packed restaurant — just three teachers on a >
Teachers Union Accuses SAISD Of Breaking Open Records Law
Mar 8, 7:06 AM: San Antonio Alliance, which represents teachers and support staff employed by the San Antonio Independent School District, says district officials broke the law when it authorized a charter school to run Stewart Elementary >
SISD to employees to walk door-to-door promoting district, some teachers say they feel forced
Mar 5, 7:12 AM: Several teachers reached out to ABC-7 anonymously because they were concerned they were being forced to do it as a response to the upcoming opening of IDEA Charter schools in the area. While Dr. Espinoza said it wasn't >
S.A. company offers apprenticeship program amid skilled workers shortage
Feb 26, 6:06 AM: A San Antonio company offers an alternative to college that teaches skills in high-demand jobs.
Meet the charter school whose enrollment is catching CCISD's attention
Feb 23, 7:56 AM: So, when a district leader informed CCISD school board members that a specific charter school's enrollment increase (K through 5th grade) is beginning to factor in to projected enrollment decreases at CCISD, it raised >
Civic leaders call on community to boost long-failing Houston ISD schools
Feb 21, 6:33 AM:

Civic leaders urged parents, volunteers and local organizations Tuesday to get more involved in improving Houston ISD's lowest-performing schools, which risk triggering a state law that could result in campus closures or >

Northeast ISD Enrollment Declining; Officials Blame 'Influx Of Charter Schools'
Feb 16, 5:58 AM: After decades of growth, enrollment is declining at San Antonio’s second largest school district. This school year, the Northeast Independent School District saw its biggest drop yet: almost 1,500 students. >
Dallas ISD shows commitment to school choice in pick to lead Office of Transformation and Innovation
Feb 14, 6:02 AM: Dallas ISD leadership wasted little time in appointing a new leader for its Office of Transformation and Innovation. Earlier this month, Angie Gaylord, former executive director of professional and digital learning, was >
Houston charter school Victory Prep North abruptly closing
Feb 13, 7:42 AM: Victory Prep North, an in-district Houston ISD charter school, will close on Friday due to financial issues, forcing about 300 students to relocate to campuses in the middle of the semester.
No One Raises Hand To Take Over Troubled Mendez Middle School
Feb 12, 7:40 AM: The Austin Independent School District has received no offers to run Mendez Middle School, which is on the brink of state takeover.



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