Charter schools

An Oklahoma City father is angry after his middle school son was assigned homework that details a scene in which a student beats and then slits the throat of his teacher. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Votes To Slash High School Standardized Tests By Two-Thirds

The 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.


File photo of maintenance being performed at a Texas school. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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.


File photo of an empty classroom. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Patrick: Students ‘Crying’ For More School Choice

The 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.


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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.