Texans for Education Reform
August 7, 2014
The Texas Tribune
In 2013, when Texas passed its first overhaul of charter school policy since 1995 — the year the publicly funded but privately operated schools were first established in the state — lawmakers included a provision intended to speed the shuttering of poor-performing schools.
August 20, 2014
iSchool High STEM Academy will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at building located at 1800 Lakeway Drive for their new iFab Lab. iSchool High STEM Academy launched a “Donate to Innovate” campaign in May to raise funds to build a state-of-the-art Makerspace called the iFab Lab (Innovation Fabrication Laboratory).
August 18, 2014
New York Times
DENVER — Mike Johnston’s mother was a public-school teacher. So were her mother and father. And his godfather taught in both public and private schools.
August 19, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
It's back-to-school season, but teacher tenure has been a hot topic since summer began. In June a California court ruled that the state's tenure and seniority laws are unconstitutional in Vergara v. State of California. Minority students have filed a similar case in New York, with more to come elsewhere.