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Dan Patrick visits IDEA Carver to discuss SB2, the charter school bill

As mentioned earlier, there’s a bill pending in the Texas senate—SB2—that would have a big impact on charter schools in Texas. Key changes: raising the cap on the number of charters in Texas and creating an independent charter authorizer to … Continue reading

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Dan Patrick’s SB2 is a big deal for future Charter Moms and Dads

Good news for future Charter Moms and Charter Dads: there’s a bill in the Texas Senate right now, SB2, that would lift the arbitrary cap on the number of charters in Texas, would provide some funding for charter school facilities, … Continue reading

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SAISD Legislative Priorities oppose legislation to raise charter cap

On November 12, the San Antonio ISD board of trustees approved its 2013 Legislative Priorities, including: SAISD opposes legislation that would . . . [r]emove the statutory cap on the number of charter schools authorized. By contrast, the State Board of … Continue reading

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Education impact from 2012 election results

The 2012 general election is over; what was the impact on education? Locally, Mayor Julian Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA initiative passed. “Local voters decide to put their money on Pre-K 4 SA”, Josh Baugh & Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, … Continue reading

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Early voting begins today

Today, October 22, is the first day of early voting. Go to the Bexar County Elections website to find early voting locations, hours of operation, and sample ballots. These local races are the most likely to have an impact on education issues … Continue reading

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Donna Campbell on school choice

Dr. Donna Campbell is the Republican nominee (and likely winner in November) for Texas Senate District 25, which includes San Antonio’s North Side. She campaigned on school choice. She recently sat down with the Texas Tribune for a video interview. … Continue reading

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Charter school “authorizer” and other proposals at the Education Committee hearing

On Friday, the Senate Committee on Education heard ideas about charter schools and school choice. “Senators hear charter school reform proposals”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, August 24, 2012. Among the proposals: Creation of an independent charter “authorizer” that would handle new … Continue reading

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