Parents Urge Lawmakers To Support Charter SchoolsSome parents in North Texas are pushing the State Legislature to give more support to charter schools in the DFW area. Across the state, more than 140,000 students are on waiting lists to attend charter schools.
North Texas Public Schools Highlighting Successes To Hold On To StudentsAcross North Texas, public schools are staging exhibits and showcases to lure back students who now have tuition free options outside of their local schools.
Those For & Against School Choice Gather At The State CapitolIn Austin Friday, Texas Democrats and Republicans stood with public, private and charter school kids and their families recognizing National School Choice Week at the State Capitol.
Texas Board OKs Paid Trips To Charter SchoolsThe Texas Board of Education has given approval for its members to take all-expenses-paid trips touring out-of-state charter school networks seeking approval to operate in Texas.
Another Battle In The DISD ‘Home Rule’ FightThe Home Rule fight at Dallas ISD is on the brink of its next battle. A group that wants to turn DISD into a charter district says it has enough support to move the war to the people -- at the polls.
Texas Adds 52 New Charter SchoolsTexas added 52 public charter schools and 36,000 students this school year. Charter school enrollment has jumped 225 percent across the U.S. in the last decade.
Lawmakers Move To Reduce Student TestingTo graduate from a high school in Texas, students must first pass 15 standardized tests. But those requirements could soon change after an expected overhaul to the state's education system.
Charter School Rally Planned In AustinParents and activists are set to rally at the state Capitol for high-profile proposed legislation to expand charter schools in Texas.
State House Panel Mulls Charter Schools AgainA Texas House education panel plans to take up -- and could approve -- a key proposal to expand the number of charter schools allowed to operate in Texas.
State House Mulls Charter School ExpansionTop education leaders in the Texas House began discussing a major proposal late Tuesday to increase the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide. The plan sailed through the Senate but may face a tougher road in the lower chamber.
Texas Senate Votes To Overhaul Parent Trigger LawThe Texas Senate has approved legislation to expedite the parental right to close public schools or convert them into charter schools if they are under performing academically.
Senate Education Panel Mulls String Of BillsThe Senate Education Committee is set to discuss a string bills including a controversial proposal to lift the cap on the number of licenses issued to operate charter schools statewide.