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Austin ISD trustees vote to end partnership with IDEA Public Schools

Last night, the Austin ISD board of trustees voted 5-4 to end its contract with IDEA Public Schools, which has been operating IDEA Allan as an in-district charter for several months. “Austin school trustees vote to end IDEA charter partnership”, Melissa B. Taboada, … Continue reading

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Texas Public Radio’s Pre-K 4 SA town hall meeting

As mentioned earlier, Mayor Julian Castro is promoting his early childhood education initiative, Pre-K 4 SA, in advance of a November 6 vote on a 1/8-cent sales tax increase to pay for full-day preschool, primarily for disadvantaged four-year-olds. Texas Public … Continue reading

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IDEA Brownsville opens

IDEA Public Schools is opening a new campus in Brownsville this week. “IDEA opens Paredes Line campus”, Gary Long, Brownsville Herald, August 19, 2012. IDEA Brownsville starts with kindergarten through second grade and sixth grade; they will add new kindergarten and sixth grade … Continue reading

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Single-sex schools coming to Austin?

“There was a time when reading wasn’t just for fags. And neither was writing.” — Idiocracy (2006) Evidence of learning differences between boys and girls has sparked a movement for single-sex schools: for example, the National Association for Single Sex Public Education. For … Continue reading

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