Longview University Center to house charter campus
Longview — A charter school offered by the University of Texas at Tyler will soon have a new building on the Longview University Center campus.
Construction is under way and expected to be completed mid-August for the university’s charter school, which serves third- through eighth-graders. The building is expected to be operational by Aug. 25, in time for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.
Though a former Longview higher education advisory committee member said she is concerned the university isn’t fulfilling its purpose by offering a charter school, UT Tyler Interim Provost Ross Sherman said Monday the Innovation Academy is a means for the university to expand educational programs for all of East Texas.
“The university is working collaboratively with K-12 and higher education institutions in Gregg and surrounding counties to expand P-16 educational programs,” Sherman said. “P-16” refers to the educational system of public education from pre-school through college completion.
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