Public School Choice Profile: Harlingen CISD

    Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District takes school choice seriously. In 2014,  HCISD began development of a five-year strategic plan to ensure the district’s educational offerings aligned with the needs of its students and community.

    Read the full story and watch the video to learn about how HCISD transformed the district to serve its students through innovative choices and opportunities.

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      More than 95 percent of BISD students are economically disadvantaged and nearly a third are English Language Learners. How do the district and its students consistently outperform expectations? Superintendent Dr. Esperanza Zendejas attributes it to students seizing the wide-ranging opportunities offered by the district.

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      From large urban districts to small rural communities, school choice and opportunity abound and are expanding at a rapid clip.

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      What does quality school choice and opportunity look like? Texas public schools can show you.Texas students and families today have access to school choice offerings as diverse and unique as the students themselves.

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      High-quality school choice is important. But tax dollars should not be stripped away from the millions of students in public schools and siphoned to private campuses or programs that aren’t accessible, transparent, or accountable for results.

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      No longer separated by hundreds of miles or zip codes, cutting-edge programs and quality choices are increasingly available to public school students across the state, to the benefit of Texas families and the state’s future economy.

      While urban and suburban public school districts educating the majority of Texas students have multiple school choice and innovative programs, similar offerings are popping up like windmills along a West Texas highway among rural communities and smaller districts.

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