Texas 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.
To 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.
Parents and activists are set to rally at the state Capitol for high-profile proposed legislation to expand charter schools in Texas.
A 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.
Top 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.
The 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.
The 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.
A state Senate education panel is to discuss sweeping legislation to expand charter schools in Texas.
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Top education leaders examining charter schools in the Texas Senate are considering tuition vouchers again to allow families more school choice.
A complaint by charter school backers affiliated with a powerful business group will be allowed to join five other lawsuits challenging the way Texas funds its public schools, a state district judge ruled Tuesday.
The Texas House Public Education committee is gathering to discuss the success and failure of charter schools statewide.