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.
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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.
School social worker Sharon Bonilla says BASIS San Antonio ignored her daughter’s special education plan, then tried to hold her back, a complaint that echoes long-running complants about charter schools’ special ed programs.
State Board of Education member Thomas Ratliff is trying to call attention to a handful of charter school leaders earning far more than leaders in larger traditional schools.
This fall, Texas is raising its cap on charter schools for the first time in years, leaving charter advocates with a whole new problem: finding new schools to fill the space.
Texas gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott is embracing an “achievement school district”—a school turnaround program that could hand public schools over to charter operators—in his education proposals.
Zack Kopplin, the creationism-bustin’ wunderkind who made a name for himself fighting Louisiana’s school voucher scheme in 2010, has a great piece in Slate […]
There was no telling how freely Michael Williams might approve new charter schools. But it turns out, he was pretty selective—only four of the 12 applicants made the cut.
Charter school approval is now up to Education Commissioner Michael Williams, and one lawmaker says public input is getting shafted under the new system.