Topic: Community Schools

A-F Accountability Ratings: Charters vs. School Districts

A-F Accountability Ratings: Charters vs. School Districts Last week, the TEA released their A-F accountability ratings for each campus throughout the state and the comparison between ISDs and charters is shameful considering the state spends $3 billion per year on inefficient, unaccountable, and subpar charters: 25.1% of ISDs earned an “A” compared to 24.6% of charter operators 60.9% of ISDs...

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Community Schools Summit coming to Austin next week

The Texas Community Schools Coalition, Austin Voices for Education and Youth, and Save Texas Schools (with support from Austin ISD and Texas AFT) will sponsor our third annual statewide Community Schools Summit on June 6-8 in Austin at Lanier High School. Whether you are new to community schools or already have an effort underway, the summit will provide helpful information. Here's an outline...

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A Look at TEA’s Plans for Compliance with Every Student Succeeds Act

Come hell or high water, the process of mapping out the state’s implementation of federal requirements that replaced the No Child Left Behind Act goes on. Because of the disruptions caused by Hurricane Harvey, however, federal officials gave the Texas Education Agency some extra time to submit the state plan required by the successor federal statute, the Every Student Succeeds...

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