When should the state step in to close underperforming charter schools?

This story broke just before the holiday break, when I unplugged for a bit, except for a few “Best-of” posts (here, here, and here), and a slideshow of holiday lights. But it’s worth picking up now because it poses this… Continue Reading

Five San Antonio charter schools tagged “improvement required” under new state accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency recently released a new set of accountability ratings for Texas school districts and campuses. This is the first set of ratings based on STAAR standardized testing data. (See this earlier post for a discussion of previous ratings.)… Continue Reading

Separation of church and charter school at Shekinah

The Shekinah Learning Institute, a San Antonio-based charter school operator, has to make some changes after a Texas Education Agency audit found problems with deals between the charter school districts and other entities (a church and a day care) with… Continue Reading