Charter school bill SB2 conference report passes Texas House and Senate, goes to Governor Perry

At the time of my previous post, the charter school bill (SB2) was in the hands of the conference committee to work out a combined version. The conference version raises the charter cap over time and changes the processes for authorizing and closing charters,… Continue Reading

Closed door discussions on education reform bills SB2 (charter schools) and HB5 (standardized testing)

I mentioned earlier that the charter school bill—SB2—is in the hands of a conference committee. Reports from Austin say that both SB2 and HB5, a bill to modify standardized testing requirements, are both being negotiated among members of the House, Senate, and… Continue Reading

Charter school bill SB2 in the hands of the conference committee

As discussed in this earlier post, the charter school bill—SB2—passed the Texas House of Representatives last week. The House version is different from the Senate version, so now the bill will go to a conference committee to work out a compromise within a… Continue Reading

Coverage of charter school bill SB2 passing Texas House last week

Expanding on this earlier post, here is more coverage of charter school bill SB2 passing the Texas House of Representatives last week. The vote was 114-23 on the third reading. “Senate Bill 2 passes Texas House”, Tracy Young, Texas Charter Schools Association news release, May… Continue Reading

Call and write your representatives to support SB2 charter school bill at Thursday vote

As I mentioned earlier, the Texas House of Representatives is expected to vote on SB2, the charter school bill, this week, but it’s been pushed back to Thursday. Although it’s gone through a lot changes since its introduction, the bill… Continue Reading

Call Rep. Lyle Larson on May 13-14 to support SB2 charter school bill

The Texas House of Representatives is expected to vote on SB2, the charter school bill, this week—probably Wednesday. (Here’s an earlier post about SB2 making it out of the House Committee on Public Education.) This bill is important because, among… Continue Reading

TV ad from Texans Deserve Great Schools explains need for raising charter cap

My other post this morning is about committee votes and other details as SB2, the charter school bill, moves through the legislative process. Bottom line, though, for Charter Moms and Charter Dads is raising the cap on the number of charter… Continue Reading

Charter school bill, SB2, goes from Texas Senate to Texas House

There’s less than a month left in the current legislative session, and it’s time to check in on SB2, a bill that would make big changes to charter school laws in Texas, including raising the charter cap. This post is about the… Continue Reading