In 1995, the 74th Texas Legislature authorized the State Board of Education (SBOE) to establish the first open-enrollment charter schools in Texas. Please go to TEA's Charter School Page to learn more about Charter Schools.
New Texas Charter Schools, 2007 - 2010
- An external comprehensive evaluation of Texas Public Charter School Start-up Grant is currently being conducted as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.The goal of this evaluation is to identify best practices with respect to the use of grant funds and the extent to which student outcomes differ by type of charter, by the mission of the charter, and between new charter school and traditional neighborhood schools serving similar populations of students. This evaluation is being conducted by ICF, International. A comprehensive interim report is expected in October 2012.