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 ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up

Sign Up for The Brief

Our daily news summary