Category: Texas Legislature

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May2018
Across the nation, there is a simmering discussion about education funding. In places — Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky, West Virginia — that simmer has reached the boiling point. Here in Texas, we have tasked a commission to study education funding — again. Read More

26

Apr2018
Fortunately, there is a straightforward solution that will create the best opportunity for educational success, while solving our most difficult workforce challenges — access to quality early education for all children. Read More

29

Mar2018
How do we keep the Texas economy growing and moving forward, when we face increasing competition from other states and countries? Read More

28

Mar2018
School officials are accessing other grants, pulling from local taxpayer dollars and diverting funding from different parts of their budgets to meet state pre-K requirements. Read More

14

Mar2018
In this report to the Texas House of Representatives, the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, created in the fall by Speaker Joe Straus, bemoaned deficiencies in Texas' workforce training, infrastructure and funding of public schools and state colleges and universities. Read More

21

Feb2018
A panel of state lawmakers is set to reconsider the complicated way Texas funds its public colleges and universities on Wednesday after an attempt to overhaul the system failed last year. Read More

22

Jan2018
Two years after the Texas Supreme Court suggested sweeping reforms to the school finance system, a newly formed state commission will hold the first of several meetings Tuesday in an effort to find a fix to the system by the end of December. Read More

30

Nov2017
Since 2008, when the Great Recession led to major funding cuts to education across the country, Texas has lagged behind most states in restoring those dollars, according to a new study. Read More

26

Oct2017
Teacher pay is once again coming into sharp focus after lawmakers failed to pass legislation this summer that would have bumped up salaries. Read More

12

Oct2017
On Thursday, the San Antonio Republican unveiled the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, saying it will look at the factors that draw businesses to Texas, including education and infrastructure. Read More

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