US News: Texas’s top charter schools 2013

The US News & World Report high school rankings include these Texas charter schools: Westlake Academy (#6 Texas, #41 national) YES Prep North Central (Houston) (#7 Texas, #46 national) Uplift North Hills Preparatory (Irving) (#8 Texas, #51 national) IDEA Frontier (Brownsville) (#11 Texas,… Continue Reading

Parent newsletter in Houston is a model of empowerment

Look what’s going on in Houston: Families Empowered has just published their December 2012 newsletter. The newsletter includes a summary of application deadlines for schools of choice, including Houston ISD magnets, YES Prep, and KIPP: Houston, and a link to… Continue Reading

Rocketship applying for DC, but not Washington state (yet)

There are many successful charter schools operating across the country, but relatively few charter networks that are expanding in their region, let alone jumping across the country to open campuses in a different state. San Antonio is fortunate to have… Continue Reading

Charter school names: “banal” or “winning”?

Education reform advocate Jay P. Greene has complained about organization names that “often look like lyrics from an old Prince album” (Pre-K 4 SA, anyone? P16Plus?) or “are just an alphabet soup, randomly spelling words, acronyms, or just jargony gibberish.” “The… Continue Reading