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Tyler Classical Academy continues to grow, and a new high school is in the works to accommodate its climbing enrollment. The open-enrollment charter school, at 3405 E. Grande Blvd., has been in its current location for about two years, moving there after previously renting space from the Stepping Stone School. The new new high school is being built on the Grande Boulevard campus. It currently enrolls about 450 students in grades K through 10, and will add a new class next year. The first round of graduates will get to spend a year in the new $6 million, 37,000-square-foot high school after it opens in August. view article arw

Derek Black, a Law professor at the University of South Carolina, attended the Network for Public Education conference in Indianapolis and left convinced that the privatization movement is not going to survive. Read it all. It is an uplifting take on the future. He writes: view article arw

School started Oct. 1 at Blossoms Montessori School, located at 3700 Louetta Road, Spring, a representative said. view article arw

This article by Tom Ultican tells the sordid story of rich elites who have cynically decided to destroy public education in San Antonio.  They have cumulatively raised at least $200 million to attract charter operators to San Antonio, a figure which includes funding by the U.S. Department of Education and local plutocrats. The lead figure is a very wealthy woman named Victoria Rico, who sits on the boards of multiple charter chains. Rico and her friends have decided to re-engineer and privatize public education in San Antonio. Rico is working closely with Dan Patrick, the State’s lieutenant governor, who loves vouchers, hates public schools, and was the Rush Limbaugh of Texas before winning election to the State Senate. view article arw

Interesting article but I have lots of questions - js  This year, half the juniors at KIPP Renaissance High School in New Orleans are also freshmen at New York’s Bard College. They’re being taught by Bard faculty, all of whom have Ph.D.s, for free, on a Bard satellite campus set up on the high school’s top floors.  Unlike applicants to Bard’s traditional liberal arts college, interested KIPP sophomores don’t need to show a high grade point average or college entrance exam score. Instead, they participate in a college-style seminar where they can display their intellectual curiosity and motivation. view article arw