Charter schools

Texas Legislature Votes To Slash High School Standardized Tests By Two-ThirdsThe Texas Legislature opened in January with students, parents, teachers and school administrators across the state clamoring that making youngsters pass a nation-leading 15 state-mandated standardized tests to graduate high school was far too many.
Texas Lawmaker Tearfully Vows School Choice Fight The head of the Senate Education Committee broke into tears Thursday as he promised to fight for dramatically expanded "school choice" in Texas.
Patrick: Students 'Crying' For More School ChoiceThe head of the Senate Education Committee says opposing his efforts to dramatically expand charter schools in Texas is tantamount to condemning 100,000 families statewide to endless waitlists.
Spring Branch School District Wins Grant From Gates Foundation The Spring Branch School District is the recipient of a $2.1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.