Texas education commissioner clears 4 charter schools to open next year, including 1 in Dallas

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams on Friday approved the opening of four new charter schools in Texas next year, including one in Dallas.

The schools are Great Hearts Academies of Dallas, El Paso Leadership Academy, Carpe Diem Schools of San Antonio, and Austin-based Magnolia and Redbud Montessori for All.

“I am confident we are adding new charter schools that will carry out the mission of innovative and effective education for Texas students,” Williams said Friday in a news release.

Of 12 charter school groups that interviewed with state education officials, seven applicants were rejected and another — High Point Academy of Fort Worth — pulled itself from consideration after learning that parts of its application were not original work.

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