Texas Adds 52 New Charter Schools
Get Breaking News First
AUSTIN (AP) - Texas added 52 new public charter schools and 36,000 students statewide this school year, fourth most in the nation.
A report released Wednesday by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools shows that 600 new public charter schools opened nationwide in 2013-2014, with about 288,000 students.
That means more than 2.5 million students now attend nearly 6,500 public charter schools nationwide. The report says overall charter school enrollment across the U.S. has jumped 225 percent over the last decade.
The Texas Charter Schools Association says that, despite the added enrollment, 100,000-plus students statewide remain on waitlists for charter schools too full to accept them.
Last year, the Texas Legislature raised the state’s cap on the number of licenses issued to operate charter schools from 215 to 305 by September 2019.
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Senator Ted Cruz Leans Toward 2016 Presidential Run
- Mexican Cartels Ramp Up Human Smuggling Business
- Police, FBI Investigating Armed Robbery At Flower Mound Credit Union
- 2 Hospitalized After Car Drives Into Fort Worth Home
- TxDOT, Law Enforcement Partner For ‘Drink. Drive. Go To Jail.’ Initiative
- Azle Residents Take Quake Concerns To Austin
- Cowboys’ Romo Update: Complication In Back Surgery
- TCU Students Demand Higher Quality Toilet Paper
- Norovirus May Have Sickened Hundreds At School
- McKinney Native Busts Through Sochi Hotel Door
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures