Texas Shuttering Campuses at Six Charter Schools

Texas will shut down campuses at six charter schools under a new law that includes heightened financial and academic performance rules for charter operators in the state.

During the 2013 legislative session, the strengthened closure rules were a selling point for lawmakers who had otherwise opposed legislation that expanded the number of charter contracts the state can award. A provision in the new law requires the Texas Education Agency to revoke a school's charter if it failed to meet state academic or financial accountability ratings for three years. 

“Extraordinary charter schools greatly outnumber the struggling charter schools, but the ...

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