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New data from PfISD show students boosting academic performance over previous school year
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Oct 22, 5:50 AM: Recent figures from the Texas Education Agency show districts that experienced higher percentages of virtual learning during the 2020-21school year also saw underperforming grades on the state's State of Texas Assessment >
Why Strong School Governance and Effective Education Ecosystems Are Key in Helping Students Thrive
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Oct 20, 9:29 AM: For the last five years, Houston ISD’s governance has been a mess, to be blunt. One superintendent lasted just two years and was followed by two interim superintendents over a three-year period. Meanwhile, bitter trustee >
SAISD parents concerned after report shows students further behind than 2020 school year
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Oct 20, 9:05 AM: A report from San Antonio ISD shows this school year, students are further behind than they were at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
Opinion: Dallas ISD tells us teachers to ‘embrace flexibility.’ If only ‘flexibility’ were possible.
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Oct 19, 6:45 AM: Rigid treaching plans and standardized instruction leave too many teachers following scripts.
Online learning resolution opens door to state funding for Frisco ISD
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Oct 15, 6:30 AM: On Tuesday, the Frisco ISD board of trustees approved a resolution to operate a local remote learning program as allowed under state law. After Texas Senate Bill 15 was passed during the second session of the Texas >
A new Stop Six charter school has been meeting with child care centers. Here’s why
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Oct 14, 8:04 AM: Community leaders, administrators and advocates gathered at the future site of a yet-to-be-named charter elementary school in the Stop Six neighborhood Wednesday after years of planning, and a sometimes contentious >
Keller ISD Pulls Plug on Virtual Learning
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Oct 13, 5:39 AM: In a statement released Tuesday, the Keller ISD said that virtual lessons would end on Nov. 12 and that all students currently enrolled in the virtual program would return to campuses on Nov. 29, after the Thanksgiving >
Education Secretary Cardona praises ‘college-ready’ mindset of Edgewood / A&M-San Antonio lab school
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Oct 8, 9:12 AM:

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona visited Gus Garcia University School in the Edgewood Independent School District Thursday as part of a tour promoting President Joe Biden’s education agenda.

In East Texas, Cleveland ISD Needed Money. The State Sent Charter Schools Instead.
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Oct 7, 7:57 AM: In many of Texas’s rapidly growing exurbs, such schools have been fast-tracked to keep pace with exploding student populations.
New Gaston high school geared toward future health care workers
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Oct 1, 9:06 AM: Gaston Early College of Medical Sciences – home of the Phoenix – revealed its mascot and school colors during a ceremony and open house Tuesday. It’s a new high school geared toward educating future health care workers on >
Dallas ISD’s pay-for-performance teacher model raises questions about equity
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Sep 30, 8:28 AM: COVID-19 paused data collection on the Teacher Excellence Initiative, but a new analysis shows ‘best’ educators are often concentrated at magnet schools.
Charter school student becomes leader through charity project | Kids Who Make SA Great
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Sep 30, 8:03 AM: Maddox Thompson's community service project at school helped our troops, and changed his perspective.
IDEA Public Schools to Hire 'Health and Safety Monitors' for COVID-19
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Sep 29, 8:47 AM: While COVID-19 remains a hot topic within the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), one public charter school network is looking to hire a position specifically dedicated to helping campuses navigate the virus. >
Kids fell behind amid COVID. Here’s what Dallas ISD learned from a signature effort to help students
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Sep 28, 9:01 AM:

Since 2015, DISD has relied on the Accelerating Campus Excellence model, known as ACE, to intervene when students at a school are chronically struggling. It temporarily provides longer days, extra tutoring and additional >

Dallas schools were on the rise, praised for progress and reform. And then the pandemic hit
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Sep 27, 9:00 AM: The Wafford family is among thousands across Dallas grappling with the fallout from the pandemic and its disruptions to education. State officials estimate COVID-19 erased a decade of academic gains in math and five years >
KIPP Texas rescinds mask mandate after Texas Attorney General’s Office threatens possible legal action
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Sep 23, 8:42 AM:

KIPP Texas Public Schools rescinded its mask mandate Wednesday after the Texas Attorney General’s Office threatened possible legal action against the charter school network.

Opinion: The Dallas City Council must stop using zoning to hurt charter schools
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Sep 23, 8:41 AM: In June, we encouraged the Dallas City Plan Commission to approve the zoning for a charter school called International Leadership Texas to open a campus in Southern Dallas. They went the other way. The City Council >
'My Story Should Not Be The Exception': IDEA Public Schools Leader Strives For Children To Have Access To Good Education
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Sep 17, 8:29 AM: Ana Martinez Shropshire, the executive director of IDEA Public Schools Tarrant County, is proof that teachers and the impact they have on a student matters.
'Trying to get children back to school' | Districts go door-to-door in efforts to boost enrollment
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Sep 17, 8:20 AM: Some area districts are beyond enrollment projections while others work to close gaps.
Harmony charter schools will offer remote learning for some students starting Oct. 4
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Sep 15, 9:32 AM: A charter school system with three schools in San Antonio is one of the first in Texas to unveil plans to give 10 percent of its students the chance to learn remotely again. 

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