Topic: Charter Schools

Bills to Watch: Vouchers up in House Public Education Committee on Tuesday

The Texas Legislature has another busy week ahead. Several bills will be considered in committee and debated on the floor. House Public Education Committee: Two Hearings in One Week For the first time this session, the House Public Education Committee will convene twice in one week. Both days will include highly consequential bills. Both hearings will begin at 8 a.m....

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Eyes on the Board: SBOE to Review Charter School Rules, New Applicants

The State Board of Education (SBOE) met in Austin this week to discuss its regular agenda. This meeting was heavily administrative with the board receiving ethics training and revising its processes for standards revision and instructional materials review panel selection. One committee also received a lengthy progress report on school safety from the Texas School Safety Center. Of particular interest...

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Jan. 27, 2023: Raises for All Texas School Employees

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 As Texas public schools beg for funding, Texas charter schools … buy luxury horse ranches. This year, National School Choice Week fell just a week after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick proclaimed before the Legislature that he and Gov. Greg Abbott are “all in” on “school choice.”    What’s normally a week in which voucher proponents and...

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