Austin Interfaith Leverages Unanimous Vote for In-District Charter School

"School board members have lauded the process that Travis Heights used to garner support for the transformation, which they approved last month. Unlike the district's failed partnership with ... the move to turn Travis Heights into a charter school had the enthusiastic backing of the school's parents and teachers, joined by Austin Interfaith and Education Austin.

'It's a real democratic process that empowers the parents, empowers the teachers, empowers the students,' said Britt Adams, a special education teacher at the school."

Travis Heights Will Be Austin District's First Home-Grown Charter School, Austin American Statesman

New Charter Gets School Board Blessing, KXAN (12/18)

Austin School Trustees Vote to End IDEA Charter Partnership, Austin American Statesman (12/18)

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