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Virtually Unkillable: TEA to Resurrect Online Charters
Supporters of 'virtual schools' never say die
"...So it seems with the Texas proponents of "virtual charter" schools -- Web-based, generally home-schooled substitutes for classroom..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Capitol Chronicle
Bill Bennett sells his virtue for lucre from "virtual charters"
"...the 78th Legislature, Bennett and his K12 Inc. online "Virtual Academy" were scheduled to be back in town this..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
The State Board of Education shows the Lege its backside on "virtual charters."
"...Despite repeated rejections of "virtual charter schools" -- using public school funds for online..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
A beleaguered Waco charter outfit enters the virtual-school derby.
"...The state's virtual charter school promoters are apparently determined to do another..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere.
"...Virtually relentless: The latest stealth candidate in the virtual charter..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Small Victory, Bitter Defeats
A small win for the good guys, followed by a huge loss.
"...mysterious, last week the House rejected HB 1554, the "virtual charter" bill that would fund an Internet charter-school program..."

May 2, 2003 News Column by Michael King

SXSWedu: Weingarten and Ravitch on Schools
Highlights from the education conference
"...its school, while Travis Heights is Austin's first "in-district" charter...."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Jerry Madden, R-Plano, unveiled his bill for a statewide virtual school network in a news conference on Tuesday. The..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Vampire Vouchers Rise Again!
'Virtual' or 'Pilot' – Lege begins the biennial campaign to siphon money from public schools
"...Exhibit A is House Bill 1445 – a "virtual voucher" proposal and the first of a handful of..."

March 25, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...of Eagle Academies of Waco to amend its current charters on three established campuses -- Beaumont, Waco, and McAllen/Pharr..."

Jan. 2, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Chartered Well ... and Badly
The experience of charter schools is mixed, at best

April 4, 2003 News Feature

Public Notice: Which CAMP Are You In?
Privatizers launch new strategy for school board elections
"...side are the privatizers: corporate reformers who are generally pro-­charter, pro-voucher, and never met a high-stakes standardized test they..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Seeing Is Believing
How Project Syria's VR initiative is building a new generation of global citizens
"...Virtual Exchange Meets Virtual RealityMonday, March 7, 12:45pm ACC Ballroom..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Refighting the Last Wars
Prop. 1, Prop. 2, Saving Barton Springs ... and Everything Else
"...it expects the city will both pay for the charter amendments, if enacted, and for the open-space funding it..."

April 21, 2006 News Column by Michael King

So You Want to Redistrict Austin?
The process – and what’s at stake – with redrawing our City Council districts
"...was created by the same amendment to the City Charter as the 10-1 system itself, adopted by voters in..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Lilli Hime

The Life and Death of Schools
Educational warrior Diane Ravitch takes on the "school reform" movement
"...testing and the ongoing, bipartisan, national love affair with charter schools – have done much, or anything, to fix..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

On the Lege
The capitalist caucus targets "socialist" public schools.
"...session, there are literally hundreds of bills filed concerning virtually every aspect of public education. The 78th Legislature is..."

May 2, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Chronicle Endorsements
Chronicle Endorsements, May 4 election
"...here have extensive volunteer experience in the schools, a virtual prerequisite for the even heavier voluntary service on the..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature

Chronicle Endorsements
Chronicle Endorsements, May 4 election
"...here have extensive volunteer experience in the schools, a virtual prerequisite for the even heavier voluntary service on the..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature

Deconstructing the Public Schools
"...HB 1554: "Virtual Charters" This bill, also Grusendorf's, was defeated in the..."

May 2, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

The Game Report
What's on the Boards With Austin's Game Companies
"...ask this very question every day. Within our own virtual backyard, artists, producers, screenwriters, and programmers go about the..."

May 30, 1997 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

Blix In Austin:
The UN weapons inspector blasts Bush at the LBJ School
"...I'm not a pacifist. Nor is the U.N. charter based on pacifism. The charter allows the Security Council..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
News shorts
"...as well as in violation of the City's own Charter," PAC director/treasurer West Short wrote in a letter to..."

Aug. 24, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

After Five Decades, Austin Recovery to Close
Nonprofit succumbs to financial challenges made worse by COVID
"...addiction, will continue, although those services have become entirely virtual in response to the spread of COVID-19...."

April 22, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: The Calendar Turns
Happy anniversary, and here's a card ...
"...they're good at all 22 APL locations, plus its virtual library. And that includes, yes, Austin Central Library, which..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Education: Failure to Invest
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...Malfaro said, "Vouchers didn't pass. Tax credits didn't pass. Virtual vouchers, these online learning bills that would throw education..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Neighborhoods, Schools, and Budgets
Austin ISD's looming financial crisis is a statewide story
"...it's children who will be transferring to private or charter schools, or even neighboring districts. His campus is literally..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

NAACP and LULAC: Texas Education System Violates Federal Law
State board members say they're just whining
"...that a limited number of people have seized a virtual irrefutable power to dictate what information should be included..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Wednesday Showcases
Wednesday SXSW showcases at a glance
"...every Radio 6 subgenre other than post-punk hip-pop. TheSixtyOne.com's virtual music monarchy is home to Toy Horses, whose elegant..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature

A Special Agenda
The leading proposals focus on cutting taxes and finding substitute funds
"...rule" (freeing favored districts of state accountability or regulation), virtual vouchers, more charter schools ... perennials mostly rejected by..."

April 23, 2004 News Column by Michael King

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