There’s probably a limited chance of drama in this year’s charter school picks, but expect some debate from the board over one application in particular, from Athlos Academy. In its interview earlier this year, the Athlos team faced tough questions from board member Ruben Cortez over the school’s ties to out-of-state groups.
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Senate Bill 895 would allow the state to take over schools from locally elected school boards and turn them over to a so-called Opportunity School District
On Thursday, the Senate Education Committee debated changing a law that would make it easier for parents to make changes at low-performing schools.
Billed as the largest school choice rally in Texas history, hundreds of people, mostly children in matching yellow scarves marched on the Capitol on Friday.
State regulators announced plans to close 14 charter schools on Tuesday, the largest revocation in the state’s history.
Idaho’s Athlos Academies marries real estate deals, upscale gyms and schools in a novel business plan funded by Texas taxpayers.
A lengthy New York Times piece on Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep charter school in Dallas features troubling new allegations—but it may not be time to write the school’s obituary yet.
Ten applicants pitched Texas regulators this week on the charter schools they hope to open. Here are their plans, with a few notes on each.
At a state board meeting Wednesday, Ed Commissioner Michael Williams defended letting the Great Hearts charter school expand into Dallas, over state board members’ vote to block the school.
This week, State Board of Education members will confront Education Commissioner Michael Williams about his decision to override their veto of an Arizona charter school with strong political backing.