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Austin District-Charter Collaboration Compact vows to improve education

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation publicly welcomed and commended the Austin District-Charter Collaboration Compact—composed of the Austin Independent School District and local charter schools—on Feb. 28 at the KIPP Austin Public Schools campus. more »

Feb 29, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Follow-up: IDEA signed charter school contract after Dec. 19 Austin ISD meeting

Austin Independent School District public relations confirmed that within 24 hours after the board of trustees approved to establish an in-district charter school in collaboration with IDEA Public Schools, IDEA CEO Tom Torkelson signed the contract. more »

Jan 27, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Local districts join lawsuit against state

The lawsuit suggests that the school finance system constitutes an unconstitutional statewide property tax and that target revenue provides funding levels that are arbitrary and thus inefficient for funding schools. more »

Dec 16, 2011 12:00 AM , Northwest Austin