Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

An Unusual Pairing: In This Texas District, Public School Kids Mix With Charter School Kids

Public schools and charter schools often have relationships that range from wary to downright hostile. But in the Spring Branch school district, covering parts of Houston, they’re co-existing — in … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: El Paso Academy students dig deep for new environmental project

Nine weeks ago, Charles Garcia was a disengaged student, keeping to himself in the back of the classroom. But since breaking ground on his latest school project, the El Paso … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: Charter Serving High School Dropouts Fights Closure

As a wide-reaching law intended to encourage the growth of high-quality Texas charter schools and shutter underperforming ones takes effect, the state is facing questions over the guidelines used to … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: Charter Schools Partner to Help End Dropout Crisis

Last week, elementary students from St. Anthony School in Dallas, TX donated school supplies to Winfree Academy Charter Schools in Richardson. The students were completing their service learning project, which … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: University of Texas partners to bring charter school grads

It has all the makings of a solid relationship, starting with the things the University of Texas of the Permian Basin shares in common with the network of college prep … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXAS Adds 52 New Charter Schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas added 52 newpublic charter schools and 36,000 students statewide this school year, fourth most in the nation. A report released Wednesday by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: KIPP DFW’s expansion plans get $2 million boost

KIPP DFW’s expansion plans got a big boost this week when the Jenesis Group announced the local charter school network won a $2 million grant. It’s the single largest award in KIPP DFW’s … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXAS charter schools flexing their muscles

Texas charter schools are getting more respect these days — look no further than the support they got from lawmakers who this year approved the most significant rewrite of charter … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: Austin Charter Focuses on College Prep Despite New Grad Requirements

The charter school KIPP Austin is announcing a partnership Thursday with St. Edward’s University, in an effort to promote the charter school’s mission to prepare students for college and help … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harmony Charter Schools Expand Outside TEXAS

More than a decade ago Turkish born immigrants founded a science and math themed charter school here in Houston. It’s become the largest charter school network in Texas. And now … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: How are charter schools doing in Spring Branch ISD?

Pupils in Spring Branch school district’s two ground-breaking charter schools are generally doing well academically compared with pupils across the district, but there is room to grow, according to a … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: Cheers to charters

The list of Texas “brags” is long enough to stretch from Orange on the east to El Paso on the west – or so most of us shameless Texas partisans … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment


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