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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A generation after Texas legalized home schooling, a new crop of leaders fights for the booming education movement’s future.
A new textbook watchdog, rooted in conservative grassroots activism, drove the debate over Texas’ new social studies books—and they’re just getting started.
The Houston Chronicle’s Lauren McGaughy stops by to talk about a fight brewing over the adoption of new social studies textbooks in Texas schools.
Texas SBOE member Ken Mercer is at the forefront of a national campaign to brand the new Advanced Placement U.S. history exam as dangerously un-American.
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.
Update: After filing WTF Friday, we found a stunner from Rep. Jonathan Stickland—a Bedford tea party Republican who struck this stunning pose for the […]
University of Texas history professor Emilio Zamora calls the SBOE’s decision the biggest advance in Mexican-American studies education in a decade.
In this week’s WTF Friday: David Dewhurst really, really hates Obama; the Young Conservatives of Texas hunt immigrants; and Wayne Christian resurfaces.