Press Releases


TEXAS’ IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED AS 2016 BROAD PRIZE WINNER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2016

Contact: 
Christine Isett
cisett@txcharterschools.org
512-584-8272 office
703-220-7990 cell

Today, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools announced Texas’ IDEA Public Schools as the winner of the 2016 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools at the National Charter Schools Conference in Nashville, TN. The Texas-based charter management organization (CMO) will receive $250,000 to support college-readiness for their largely Hispanic student population.

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All Public School Students Lose with Texas Supreme Court Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016

CONTACT
Christine Isett
cisett@txcharterschools.org
512-584-8272

Austin – After nearly four years and three trials, the long anticipated ruling on the constitutionality of the state’s school finance system leaves school funding at the discretion of state lawmakers and does nothing to alleviate the disparity in funding for public charter school students. Despite the fact that charter school students receive on average $1000 less than students in traditional public schools, the high court ruled the state’s school finance system is essentially sound and it does not direct lawmakers to specifically change the way charter schools are funded.

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Texas Celebrates 20 Years of Charter Schools during National Charter Schools Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2016

CONTACT:
Christine Isett
cisett@txcharterschools.org
512-584-8272

Austin, Texas – May 1 marks the beginning of National Charter Schools Week, which is designated to raise awareness of public charter schools and the benefit they provide to students and communities. Additionally, this year marks the 20th anniversary of operating charter schools in Texas.

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