Category: Texas Legislature

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

07

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

24

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

18

Dec2018
State government’s share of public education funding has been dropping and will reach a projected, historic low of 38 percent in 2019. Read More

14

Nov2018
In 2019, top GOP leaders have pledged to focus on property taxes, while both parties have expressed an interest in tackling the state's long-maligned method of funding public schools. Read More

16

Sep2018
In a preliminary budget request, the Texas Education Agency revealed it expects the state to put less money into public education next year because of fast-increasing local property values. Read More

13

Sep2018
High school students who took dual credit classes graduated with a college degree about a year faster than students who didn't, according to data presented to Texas lawmakers Wednesday. Read More

08

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

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