Topic: Resources

A-F Accountability Ratings: Charters vs. School Districts

A-F Accountability Ratings: Charters vs. School Districts Last week, the TEA released their A-F accountability ratings for each campus throughout the state and the comparison between ISDs and charters is shameful considering the state spends $3 billion per year on inefficient, unaccountable, and subpar charters: 25.1% of ISDs earned an “A” compared to 24.6% of charter operators 60.9% of ISDs...

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Virtual schools face investigation after reports on poor performance, companies profiting

Two U.S. Senators, Democratic Sens. Patty Murray (Washington) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio), have recently called on the Government Accountability Office to launch an investigation into the practices and policies of virtual charter schools. The request came on the same day the Center for American Progress released Profit Before Kids: An Analysis of the Performance and Financial Practices of For-Profit, Virtual Charter Schools,...

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Community Schools Summit coming to Austin next week

The Texas Community Schools Coalition, Austin Voices for Education and Youth, and Save Texas Schools (with support from Austin ISD and Texas AFT) will sponsor our third annual statewide Community Schools Summit on June 6-8 in Austin at Lanier High School. Whether you are new to community schools or already have an effort underway, the summit will provide helpful information. Here's an outline...

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