Generation 17 charter applicants: Where are they now?

In November 2012, the Texas State Board of Education granted Generation 17 charters to eight applicants. (Read more in this earlier post.) Where are they now? BASIS San Antonio is building its first campus in the Medical Center area in Fall 2013 (earlier post)… Continue Reading

State Board of Education meeting soon: January 30-February 1

The State Board of Education will meet for the first time this year from January 30 to February 1, 2013. The agenda is online. One of the first pieces of business will be assigning members to committees—including the Committee on School… Continue Reading

Charter applications granted; more details in San Antonio Express-News

Leaders of both organizations [BASIS and Great Hearts] said they will begin searching for faculty and campus locations immediately. “Tomorrow we start that process,” said Great Hearts Texas President Peter Bezanson. “Charter schools advance”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, November… Continue Reading

BASIS, Great Hearts among Generation 17 charter applications approved

The State Board of Education granted these Generation 17 charter applications today: BASIS (San Antonio) Pro-Vision Academy (Houston) C.O.R.E. Academy (Houston) Village Tech Schools (Duncanville/Dallas) International Leadership of Texas (Dallas) Great Hearts Academy (San Antonio) Dallas Scholars Charter School Ben Yehuda Academy (San Antonio) The… Continue Reading

Nine charter school applications go to the full board today

After two days of committee meetings, the full State Board of Education meets today to take care of business—including the remaining “Generation 17” charter school applications. These nine applicants made it out of the Committee on School Initiatives on Wednesday:… Continue Reading

Committee on School Initiatives refers BASIS and Great Hearts charter applications to full board

This afternoon, the State Board of Education’s Committee on School Initiatives voted to refer the Great Hearts and BASIS charter applications to the full board. (More information: webcast; agenda; my earlier post about all the applicants.) On the BASIS application, the committee voted unanimously in favor… Continue Reading

Live webcast: Committee on School Initiatives meeting to review charter applications

The State Board of Education’s Committee on School Initiatives is meeting right now; they are currently discussing charter applications (including BASIS and Great Hearts); the meeting is being webcast live. Here is an earlier post with more information about this week’s activities… Continue Reading

Webcast: Committee on School Initiatives meeting to review charter applications

The State Board of Education’s Committee on School Initiatives is meeting this morning to review charter applications (including BASIS and Great Hearts); the meeting will be webcast live. Here is an earlier post with more information about this week’s activities at… Continue Reading

Write letters to SBOE to show Great Hearts and BASIS are “of the community”

My warmest thanks to all the supporters who wore T-shirts and  rode the bus with us to Austin or met up with us in Austin. The consensus on the bus was that BASIS and Great Hearts handled the tough interview… Continue Reading