Districts of Innovation explained

How some Texas school districts are opting for flexibility and local control
By Dacia Rivers
In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature passed a bill that created the ability for school districts with acceptable or better ratings to become Districts of Innovation, a move that exempts those districts from some of the TEC’s statutes. Since then, more than 200 school districts across the state have adopted innovation plans, while still more are in the process of creating their own. The District of Innovation designation was created to give traditional public schools some of the flexibilities charter schools enjoy and provide school districts more local control and autonomy in certain areas.

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