Texans for Education Reform
Varsity cheerleader Courtney Stacy will be one of the first seniors to graduate from Life School’s new high school, in 2016.
In four months time, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin will start teaching kindergarten through sixth-grade students on campus as part of a science, technology, engineering and math charter school.
A troubled Southeast Texas school district that has been investigated over its finances and its handling of services to disabled students is being taken over by the Texas Education Agency, officials announced Monday.
Life School, with over 4,500 students on six campuses, is positioning itself to be the first charter school in Texas to access the Permanent School Fund (PSF) when it sells nearly $100 million tax-exempt and taxable bonds in early May. The PSF is a state-run pool of money that insures bonds sold by public schools. In January, the State Board of Education, which oversees the fund, allowed the fund to back bonds for charter schools, which receive public money and operate independently of traditional public schools.