Why The Largest Charter School Network in Texas Is Coming To Houston

For years, IDEA Public Schools has been the darling of both private philanthropy and federal grant administrators, winning $117 million earlier this year, the largest federal grant ever for charter school expansion.

By Laura IsenseeAugust 15, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Nearly 20 years after a new elementary and middle school opened up in the Rio Grande Valley, the fast-growing charter school network called IDEA Public Schools has spread across Texas, opening schools in Austin, North Texas, San Antonio and El Paso.

Now IDEA is planting its flag in Greater Houston, with an ambitious plan to open four schools in 2020 and a total of 20 schools by 2026 — and perhaps more after that. It’s part of IDEA’s larger goal to enroll 100,000 children in Texas and other states by 2022.

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