Charter Schools

San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity

The San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity District will re-open on Monday after being closed last week by the Texas Education Agency. 

San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity

The Texas Education Agency announced the closure of San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity on Wednesday until further notice.

DeEtta Culbertson is the spokesperson for the TEA.  She would not go into detail, but called the conditions at the school “egregious.”

“After a review of some information we received, we determined that the school remains out of compliance with criminal history requirements,” Culbertson says. “And, also, they continue to have serious and ongoing food safety issue which are threatening the health, safety and welfare of its students.”

The major advocacy group for charter schools is meeting this week in Nashville, and there's lots to celebrate.

What began with a single state law in Minnesota has spread to a national movement of nearly 6,800 schools, serving just under 3 million students.

But at its annual meeting, the National National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is also using the moment to call for a fresh look at how these innovative public schools are managed and how they're held accountable.

New Education Chief Overhauls Top of Agency

Apr 14, 2016
Photo by Facebook, Mike Morath for Dallas School Board

Three months after his swearing in, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced his picks Thursday for several new deputy commissioner positions he created as part of a sweeping reorganization of the Texas Education Agency. 

Three of the five hires have extensive charter school experience and only two appear to have solid Texas ties — something teacher groups and traditional public schools were quick to point out.

The two births that would change everything for Taylor Delhagen were due to occur 24 hours apart. If all went according to plan, his school would come into being one day, and his first child would arrive the next.

The baby boy's impending arrival had Delhagen contemplating the gravity of his role as a teacher opening a charter high school in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods: Brownsville, Brooklyn.