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Texas Charter School Partnership Rules Revived on Appeal

June 15, 2021, 7:08 PM

Two Texas Education Agency rules governing partnerships between underperforming schools and charter schools were wrongly invalidated, but another rule limiting the appealability of partnership approval decisions was rightly struck down, a state appeals court said.

The Texas Legislature in 2017 authorized local school districts to run underperforming schools with a charter school partner, in order to avoid sanctions and become eligible for additional funding.

The Texas American Federation of Teachers and the Texas State Teachers Association challenged three implementing rules issued by the TEA.

The trial court invalidated all three rules. The Court of Appeals of Texas, Eighth District on ...

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