Category: Texas Legislature

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Feb2019
Morath, a former Dallas ISD board member with a background in finance, has headed the Texas Education Agency since Jan. 4, 2016, overseeing Texas' schools through a federal investigation on special education, the switch to a new school rating system, a massive natural disaster and deadly school shootings. Read More

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Feb2019
Property taxes are one of three main sources of revenue for community colleges. If growth in those taxes is limited, the colleges say they may have to look elsewhere for revenue. Read More

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Jan2019
The Governor’s Committee to Support the Military today released their 2018 report that highlights recommendations for policy changes and legislative action. The Committee’s report includes thirteen recommendations to improve upon education, health care, quality of life, workforce development, encroachment, and infrastructure as they relate to the military community of Texas. ... Read More

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Jan2019
After 15 years on the job, Texas' commissioner for higher education, Raymund Paredes, announced Thursday that he will leave his post effective Aug. 31. Read More

19

Jan2019
Perhaps the most notable shakeup came for state Sen. Kel Seliger, an Amarillo Republican who has sometimes found himself at odds with the lieutenant governor over his more moderate views. Read More

15

Jan2019
The proposed budget would increase state funds for education by about 17 percent but cut funding for health and human services by about 3 percent. Read More

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Jan2019
For a state that boasts top tier rankings in other areas like business climate, we can do better in the area of talent development. Read More

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Dec2018
As stakeholders and providers in the field of early education and child care in Texas, we support efforts to promote, support and sustain quality child care programs and to help parents understand what quality programs look like, and how to find and access the right program. Read More

24

Dec2018
To help reduce crowded classrooms, to expand arts, science and technology offerings, and to attract and retain high-quality teachers, lawmakers should boost the state’s contribution to public schools. Read More

19

Dec2018
On his way out of office, House Speaker Joe Straus says he will leave Texas with a proposed budget that boosts education funding by $5 billion over the next two years for prekindergarten and special education, thanks to a strong economy. Read More

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