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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Top 5 Things You’re Paying Too Much For
- Deep Ellum’s Violent Crime Spike Has People On Edge
- Tyson Recalls 65 Tons Of Chicken Nuggets
- Houston’s J.J. Watt Could Be Out For The Season
- Man Tries To Record Police Brutality, Helps Officer Instead
- 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