Topic: Education Austin

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SBOE Uses Veto to Stop Controversial Royal “Public” Schools Charter Applicant The founder of controversial Harmony Public Schools, which is one of the largest charter school chains in Texas, recently applied to open several new charter schools in Austin and the Alief area of Houston by August 2020 under the name of Royal Public Schools. The Commissioner of Education approved...

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Education Austin featured in report for successful community-labor partnerships

Education Austin, our local affiliate for Austin ISD, recently was featured prominently in a report and toolkit developed by the Schott Foundation to encourage partnerships between labor and community groups. The report, “Keeping Students First: Building Community Labor Partnerships for Strong Schools” highlights efforts by Education Austin to build a network of support from other community organizations to advance its...

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