Texans for Education Reform

New charter school offers alternative approach to education

August 28, 2014
AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Premier High School of Amarillo is a ResponsiveEd®free public charter school offering students a non-traditional approach to education. Responsive Education solutions, the organization behind the Premier High School, has been around for the past 15 years providing educational gateways for students who may find traditional schools challenging or not suitable to their learning needs.

Statesman: State should reconsider some charter school mandates

August 27, 2014
Austin American- Statesman
Every year, American YouthWorks opens its doors to dozens of students who see the charter school as their last hope. Many of them arrive at the school’s doorsteps because of an inability to succeed in traditional high school classrooms or because life obstacles placed the usual academic path out of their reach. The majority come from low-income families.

Virtual schools offer an alternative public education

August 27, 2014
For about 200 Texas students their school supply list included a computer with high-speed internet, a headset and a microphone. They attend a virtual school.

Space Cadets: STEM Program Gives Students Control of Satellites

August 27, 2014
U.S. News
To spark STEM inspiration, one tech company is reaching for the stars.