- Parents choosing online schooling over brick and mortar schools
- Jan 31, 6:24 AM: Online learning with schools, like Texas Connections, has an enrollment of 6,000 students a year in Texas, with more enrollment growing every year.
- Charter school 'timeout' proposal sparks debate in Texas
- Jan 28, 8:38 AM: On Jan. 23 Texas American Federation of Teachers called on state lawmakers to put a moratorium on any new charter schools in Texas until reforms are made in the charter system.
- Katy ISD’s virtual school enters 5th year, sees enrollment surge
- Jan 25, 7:00 AM: More students than ever before might soon have a chance to study a classical language- and from the comfort of their own home.
- In 2017, top Texas lawmakers were galvanized for "private school choice." This year, momentum has faded.
- > Jan 24, 7:16 AM: Speaker Dennis Bonnen has said a private school voucher bill won't pass the House. Meanwhile, other state leaders have toned down their calls for programs that give parents state money for kids to attend private schools.
- Commentary: School choice gives students more opportunities to succeed
- > Jan 24, 6:13 AM: No child should ever be without an opportunity like he had to attend a high-quality public school that will help them grow and thrive. Joey’s story is one of 300,000 but unique. That’s the number of students in public
- Democrats seek to require public vote for charter school expansion
- Jan 23, 8:29 AM: Legislation that would require a public vote on any charter school expansion was unveiled by Democratic House leaders during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
- Tax dollars to private and home school faces long odds in TX capitol
- > Jan 22, 6:56 AM: This week education reform advocates will again push to change Texas law, allowing more flexibility and resources to help students who attend private or home schools. Hundreds are expected to march on the state capitol
- At Inauguration, Greg Abbott Declares It’s “Time for Texas to Deliver Real Education Reform”
- > Jan 17, 7:05 AM: In the first inauguration set against the backdrop of the north, rather than the south, side of the Texas Capitol in modern history, Greg Abbott took the oath of office for the second time as the state’s governor on
- Beaumont ISD to vote on partnership with charter operators
- Jan 17, 5:58 AM: "We got to do something, and we've got to get a hand on it because we're losing our children to the streets, to the gangs, to just dropping out of school," Perkins said.
- In Rural Districts, Texas High Schoolers Face Challenges In Getting College Credit
- > Jan 16, 7:10 AM: About 10 percent of students enrolled in college courses in Texas are still in high school. They're taking dual credit classes – that's where they get high school and college credit. These dual credit classes are growing
- Greg Abbott’s Tweet Shines A Spotlight On Troubled Houston School District
- > Jan 8, 6:58 AM: Opinions about what should be done in Houston vary, Carpenter says. They range from the governor’s assertion that a complete change in leadership is needed, to education advocates who support additional funding for
- Opinion: City of Houston partnership can save community schools in HISD
- > Jan 3, 6:39 AM: I was disappointed when the Houston Independent School District board of trustees recently decided against pursuing a partnership with the Coalition for Educational Excellence and Equity in Houston, a nonprofit
- Opinion: To save Houston’s schools, fight the TEA
- > Jan 3, 6:36 AM: Last month, the Houston Independent School District trustees voted to reject any partnerships with outside organizations to take over its schools. In doing so, they declared that separate is never equal and that all HISD
- Schools battle for students, move forward on projects
- > Jan 2, 7:00 AM: Public school finance continued to be an underlying theme during 2018 as school districts across the Rio Grande Valley battled to keep current students and enroll new ones. In Brownsville, the battle was primarily between
- Too few black men are earning college degrees. Can Texas turn that around?
- > Dec 27, 7:44 AM: The numbers are staggeringly low: Only one college in Texas graduated more than 100 African American men in 2016. It's a grim statistic that punctuates glaring disparities across their educational journey.
- Leadership and high expectations: Schools work to foster empathy without lowering the bar
- > Dec 27, 7:00 AM: No one has an apple for the principal. But that does not mean their work should be overlooked. The effect of a good school administrator might be behind the scenes, but leadership has an impact throughout a school and
- Blended learning aids in educational innovation
- Dec 26, 7:45 AM: One of the innovations currently in vogue at Temple High School is the flipped classroom, where students watch lectures on a video and complete their “homework” in class. Ahmed is a fan.
- Path to school reform is lit, will Texas lawmakers walk it?
- > Dec 21, 6:58 AM: The blue-ribbon group of Texans charged with recommending solutions to a woefully outdated school finance system released their report. Part of the advice delivered by the Texas Commission on Public School Finance
- Texas has failed to close educational gaps for kids of color. In Edgewood ISD, the fallout has lasted generations.
Generations apart, the threads connecting Lopez and Herrera — low expectations in their schools and meager resources from the state — reflect the limited progress Texas has made over the last few decades to ensure poor >
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- ‘It’s shameful.’ Lawmakers’ panel sounds alarm on Texas schools
- > Dec 17, 6:17 AM: Texas slipped to 46th in the nation in fourth-grade reading. Even the best school districts report that just half their low-income students are at grade level. And just 28 percent of graduating seniors earn a
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