- HISD given possible third option to deal with struggling schools
- > Aug 11, 5:56 AM: Rather than close those schools or have them taken over by a state-appointed Board of Managers, which appeared to be the only options offered in a state law due to go into full effect next year, TEA officials said HISD
- Parents pack meeting after learning SASIC Charter School is closing
- Aug 10, 7:45 AM: With the start of school quickly approaching, however, much of the focus on the meeting was finding last minute options for kids to learn.
- TEA meets parents after pulling plug on San Antonio charter school district
- > Aug 10, 6:26 AM: Texas Education Agency officials spoke to staff and parents of the San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity on Wednesday about their options in the wake of the state’s closure of the troubled charter network.
- Some chronically failing schools will make the grade, HISD board members say
- > Aug 10, 5:58 AM: Thirteen Houston ISD schools and two charter schools recently taken over by the district received "improvement required" ratings in 2014, 2015 and 2016. If any of those campuses receives an "improvement required" rating in
- Houston ISD faces state takeover if long-failing campuses don't improve
- Aug 9, 5:37 AM: Texas education officials are warning that Houston ISD could be placed under the jurisdiction of state-appointed managers as early as next year if 13 district schools don't show improvement.
- Texas Senate leaders reject $1.8 billion House school finance fix
- Aug 9, 5:01 AM: Senate Republicans on Tuesday rejected a plan pushed by their GOP counterparts in the House to inject $1.8 billion into the beleaguered Texas public education system over the next two years.
- Compass Rose Academy Sets Course for Southeast SA
- > Aug 8, 6:31 AM: Compass Rose Academy founder Paul Morrissey could have moved to a number of great cities to start his new charter school, but he said he chose San Antonio for two key reasons: it is a great place to grow a family and a
- Texas House panel scraps Senate’s private school scholarship proposal
- Aug 7, 5:47 AM: The Texas House Public Education Committee has agreed to scrap a priority measure in the Senate that would have created a scholarship program to help students with disabilities pay for private school.
- Amarillo, Canyon School Districts Oppose Vouchers and "School Choice"
- Aug 7, 5:44 AM: Some Texas Panhandle School districts are standing up to what they see is unfair treatment of public school students by the Texas Legislature.
- Texas charter schools close performance gap, leading researchers find
- Aug 4, 6:36 AM: For the first time, Texas charter schools have outperformed traditional public schools in reading and closed the gap in math, researchers at Stanford University have found.
- Students at top charter networks more likely to earn 4-year degrees, data shows
- > Aug 3, 7:49 AM: Early returns show graduates from some of the nation's top-ranked charter school networks -- including two in Houston -- are earning four-year college degrees at higher-than-average rates, according to new data collected
- Texas Panhandle school districts decry school choice legislation
- Aug 3, 5:13 AM: A bill that would authorize up to $60 million in grants for special needs students to attend private schools was officially referred on Wednesday to the House Committee on Public Education.
- Little support in House committee for private school scholarships
- > Aug 2, 5:49 AM: Several members of a House panel on Tuesday showed little support for a bill that would help supplement private school tuition for schoolchildren. Gov. Greg Abbott has made such a bill a special legislative session agenda
- House panel changes $1.9 billion school funding proposal
- > Aug 1, 7:42 AM: A bill that promises to pump more than $1 billion more into the state’s public education system underwent a last minute change on Monday before a House committee voted on it and advanced it again to the full chamber.
- Abbott’s list shows public dollars for private schools still tough sell in House
- Aug 1, 6:38 AM: When the special session started, Gov. Greg Abbott promised to release lists about who supports his items—and one list, in particular, is coming up short.
- NAACP wants major charter school changes. What would they mean in Texas?
- Jul 31, 6:29 AM: The NAACP this week called for major reform within the charter school movement, including a ban on for-profit charter management companies and changes to the school approval process.
- Kyle’s first charter school scheduled to open in fall 2018
- Jul 28, 6:59 AM: Kyle is scheduled to get its first charter school next year when IDEA Public Schools plans to open a campus on Goforth Road near the Bluestem St. intersection.
- Analysis: For lawmakers, like kids, education can be very difficult
- Jul 28, 6:22 AM: The governor put a number of public education proposals on the Legislature's plate for the current special session. Getting more than one or two into law would defy the odds.
- Vouchers, squabbles on how to pay could kill Texas lawmakers' tweaks of school finance
- > Jul 27, 5:50 AM: Although the House and Senate's chief education policy writers have narrowed their differences on tweaking school finance, the two chambers still disagree over school vouchers for disabled students and how to pay for more
- Property Tax And School Voucher Moved Quickly In Texas Senate, But House May Say Not So Fast
- Jul 26, 5:51 AM: The House has repeatedly voted against vouchers, and in the regular session they did not even take a vote on the property tax measure.
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