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

Choose to Succeed and its supporters

A group of supporters gathered on October 17 in the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art to launch Choose to Succeed, a movement to dramatically expand the community of high performing charter schools in San Antonio by growing the… Continue Reading

Great Hearts, BASIS, and Ben Yehuda: pending charter applications for San Antonio

As mentioned earlier, the State Board of Education is currently reviewing the latest group of charter applications, including three schools with plans for San Antonio: Great Hearts, BASIS, and Ben Yehuda Academy. The Express-News sent education reporter Lindsay Kastner to… Continue Reading

Generation 17 charter school applications under review at TEA

Of all the “Generation 17” charter school applications received by the Texas Education Agency, only these are still “Under Review”: ACE (A Choice for Excellence) Charter School. Sponsored by Palm Tree Academy, a private school at the Islamic Center of El Paso… Continue Reading