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Students at Public Charter Schools Receive Facilities Funds for the First Time

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2017

Contact: Christine Isett,
512-584-8272, x 311 or 703-220-7990

AUSTIN-Students at public charter schools will receive $60 million in direct support from the state for facilities funding. HB 21 is on its way to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk and if signed, goes into effect for the 2018-19 academic year.

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CREDO Study Shows Texas Charters Outperform School Districts

For Immediate Release—August 2, 2017

Contact: Christine Isett, 
512-584-8272, x 311 (o) or 703-220-7990 (m)

The Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University released a report today showing that students attending Texas public charter schools gained on average an additional 17 days of learning in reading annually, as compared to their traditional district peers.

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Statement from Executive Director David Dunn on HB 21 by Chairman Huberty

CONTACT: Christine Isett,, 512-584-8272 or 703-220-7990

“The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) commends House Public Education Chairman Dan Huberty for filing HB 21, a plan to modernize and improve the state’s school finance system. The bill proposes to increase the basic allotment for all public schools. It also creates a new allotment for students with dyslexia.

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Statement from Executive Director David Dunn on House District 120

CONTACT: Christine Isett,, 512-584-8272

“On behalf of the Texas Charter Schools Association, I am thrilled that Texans in House District 120 elected a charter school operator to office. For 20 years, Representative-elect Barbara Gervin-Hawkins has run the George Gervin Academy and understands charter schools first-hand and their challenges. I believe she is among the first, if not the first, charter operators serving in a state legislature in the nation and I look forward to working with her in the next session.”

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Governor Abbott Recognized 20 Years of Texas Charter Schools



Christine Isett,

512-584-8272 (o); 703-220-7990 (c)


John Wittman,

(512) 463-1826


Governor Abbott Recognized 20 Years of Texas Charter Schools

Governor Greg Abbott celebrated the 20th anniversary of operating charter schools in the state at the 2016 Texas Charter Schools Conference in Austin, Texas.

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