Changes to charter application review process; catching plagiarism

State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, wants changes in how charter applications are screened and approved in Texas. For instance, he’d like a national group of charter school authorizers to train Texas Education Agency staff… 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

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