Posted on · A committee reviewing Houston's city charter voted unanimously to recommend giving council members more influence over the agenda. The mayor argues it can't be done.
Posted on · Usually, traditional public schools and charter schools find themselves at odds. But increasingly here in Houston, public schools and charters call each other partners, even friends. Now one of those partnerships is getting money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand.
Posted on · Across the country, charter schools continue to grow their student enrollment. A new report from a national charter school group shows that's also the case here in Texas.
Posted on · Fifteen years ago here in Houston, the YES Prep charter school started in a parking lot. Today YES Prep has become a brand name among charter schools and it plans to grow that name.
Posted on · As we reported earlier this week, the advocacy group Children at Risk has ranked all the schools in the Greater Houston area. We take a closer look at how charter schools stack up.
Posted on · In public education, there are traditional schools and there are also charter schools. Both receive tax dollars. Generally, they are totally separate realms in education. But in the Greater Houston area, there’s a new partnership between a traditional school district and an award winning charter school.
Posted on · In education, charter schools receive public tax dollars. But they are run by outside groups, not by local school boards. In Harris County, more than 40,000 students attend charters and that number is expected to grow.