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Texas Charter Schools Get Creative To Finance Buildings

The new campus can serve 1,000 students. Right now it just has grades six and seven. (Houston Public Media)
The new campus can serve 1,000 students. Right now it just has grades six and seven. (Houston Public Media)

Texas started charter schools as a way to encourage innovation in education. Over the years, the number of students attending charters in the state has more than tripled.

But managers of charter schools say funding hasn’t kept up, especially to build and maintain their buildings. That has forced them to be creative.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Laura Isensee of Houston Public Media takes us on a tour of an extreme schoolhouse makeover.

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