Charter Schools

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Texas Board OKs Paid Trips To Charter Schools

The 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.


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Another Battle In The DISD ‘Home Rule’ Fight

The 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.


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Texas Adds 52 New Charter Schools

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.


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Lawmakers Move To Reduce Student Testing

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.


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Charter School Rally Planned In Austin

Parents and activists are set to rally at the state Capitol for high-profile proposed legislation to expand charter schools in Texas.


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State House Panel Mulls Charter Schools Again

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.


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State House Mulls Charter School Expansion

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.


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Texas Senate Votes To Overhaul Parent Trigger Law

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.


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Senate Education Panel Mulls String Of Bills

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.


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State Panel Mulls Charter School Expansion

A state Senate education panel is to discuss sweeping legislation to expand charter schools in Texas.


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Best Resources For Homeschool In DFW

Homeschooling goes above and beyond the classrooms and textbooks. Check out the best resources for homeschool families in DFW for putting the fun back in learning.


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Texas Senators Examine Charter Schools

Top education leaders examining charter schools in the Texas Senate are considering tuition vouchers again to allow families more school choice.