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Millions in taxpayer dollars pour into Texas charter schools as their growth skyrockets
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Oct 6, 6:25 AM: Millions in new federal funding is adding major firepower to the charter school invasion sweeping through Texas, and now some traditional public school districts are looking to partner with the independent educators they >
Federal dollars to fuel IDEA charter school expansion across Texas
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Oct 6, 5:04 AM: IDEA Public Schools plans to construct 10 new schools in San Antonio and dozens more across Texas, an ambition now made possible by a $67 million boost from the U.S. Education Department.
In historic win, charters getting state funding for facilities for the first time
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Oct 5, 6:39 AM: For the first time in Texas, charter schools will receive funding from the state to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities. That has charter advocates excited — and their critics furious. >
Third Ward charter school abruptly closes, leaving parents and students in shock
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Oct 2, 5:45 AM: About 200 students were expected to attend the Houston campus of Zoe Learning Academy, but roughly 50 of them were displaced by Hurricane Harvey, Rose said. State officials had pledged to provide additional funding to >
Austin School Expo gives parents a glimpse at various schooling options
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Oct 2, 5:01 AM: The Austin School Expo is an annual event that offers parents a chance to explore different schooling options for their kids. The expo will provide free information about different day cares, homeschooling groups, >
Charter school parents allege fees inaccurately represented, demand refunds
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Sep 29, 6:02 AM: A Houston charter school system has more than doubled the dollar amount of certain fees collected since 2012, but there are questions about whether those fees were accurately represented to parents.
Hunt foundation donates $12 million to CREEED to boost charter schools, teacher education
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Sep 27, 6:05 AM: The Hunt Family Foundation is donating $12 million to the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development, or CREEED — marking the largest donation the organization has received to date, the groups said >
El Paso’s charter school boom
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Sep 26, 6:15 AM: Although charter schools – schools that are publicly funded but privately run – have expanded rapidly in Texas and other parts of the country, the movement has been slow to catch on in El Paso.
Harmony School of Innovation holds grand opening
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Sep 25, 5:23 AM: Students, parents, school officials and community leaders attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the Harmony School of Innovation’s grand opening.
IDEA breaks ground on El Paso charter school
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Sep 12, 5:39 AM: IDEA Public Schools, a fast-growing Texas charter school network, broke ground Thursday on its first El Paso campus.
As students return to schools on Monday, the future of Houston ISD hangs in the balance
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Sep 11, 6:55 AM: In Houston ISD, about 80 of 280 schools will likely not start the school year until Sept. 18 or 25, giving workers more time to complete repairs. Students at nine of these schools will be relocated to other campuses, >
Charter schools become popular choice in San Antonio
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Sep 8, 6:08 AM: Grade school campuses that don't belong to local public or private schools are popping up all over San Antonio. Tuition-free charter schools are becoming a popular choice for families in San Antonio.
Sharyland ISD to experiment with open-enrollment
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Sep 5, 6:28 AM: In a somewhat uncommon approach to resolving a potential enrollment decline, Sharyland Independent School District officials recently opted to marginally open the door to out-of-district students for the first time in >
Harvey wreaks havoc on Houston schools
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Aug 31, 6:57 AM: Across Houston, classes were scheduled to begin last Monday, but Harvey scuttled those plans, not just for Houston Independent School District — Texas’ largest and the USA’s fourth-largest — but for systems throughout the >
School Closings From Harvey Threaten Disruption Across Texas
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Aug 30, 7:05 AM: The situation recalled one that many New Orleans residents faced in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina severely damaged most public school buildings and incited sweeping education reform efforts that remain controversial 12 >
Bill boosts funding for local, state charter schools
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Aug 28, 5:54 AM: A school finance bill signed into law recently by Gov. Greg Abbott includes a first: money that state charter schools can use to pay for new facilities.
Dallas ISD may close the book on this crafty way charter schools poach students
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Aug 25, 6:05 AM: Dallas ISD trustees want to make it harder for charter schools to poach their students. The board is expected next month to discuss limiting access to directory information that’s long been public. The directory is often >
Charter Schools Get Boost From Texas Lawmakers
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Aug 23, 6:07 AM: Charter networks, like Harmony Public Schools, will start to receive $200 per student for buildings and other facilities, like science labs and playgrounds, starting in the 2018-19 school year.
Solar eclipse provides unique science lesson for SFA Charter School students
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Aug 22, 6:58 AM: Many schools in East Texas that kicked off their fall semester Monday, and the solar eclipse provided a perfect science lesson for students. Stephen F. Austin State University’s Charter School took advantage of the show in >
State could seize control or close campuses if four Dallas ISD schools don't improve
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Aug 22, 5:38 AM: Despite making big strides with its lowest-performing campuses, Dallas ISD still has a massive task for the upcoming school year: If four campuses don't do better, the state will either shut them down or take over the >

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