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State News
Friday, May 12, 2017
Texas Per Pupil Spending Falls Farther Below National Average »
(CBS - DFW) Texas’ per-pupil spending continues to fall farther below the national average, despite the state Supreme...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
TX Retired Teachers Face 'Death Spiral' in Health Insurance »
(Dallas Morning News) An insolvent health insurance program for retired Texas teachers on fixed incomes will force th...

Legislative News
38 minutes ago
Education Leader in House Extends Fight with Senate for School Finance Bill »
(Texas Tribune)  In a passionate speech, state Rep. Dan Huberty promised to keep trying to pass meaningful school fin...
22 hours ago
Education Culture Wars Stifle GOP Legislature »
(Houston Chronicle)  Fracas over class, religion could have lasting effect.  The fate of millions of dollar...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Dan Patrick Threatens to Force Special Session Over Tax, Bathroom Bills »
(Texas Tribune)  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatened to push for a special legislative session to pass bills to regulate...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Senate Panel Tacks "School Choice" Provision on to School Finance Bill »
(Texas Tribune) A Senate committee passed the House’s major school finance reform bill, after adding a controversial...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
TX House Passes Bill on Inappropriate Teacher/Student Relationships »
(Texas Tribune) The House passed Senate Bill 7, which would penalize principals and superintendents who purposely hid...

Education News
Monday, April 17, 2017
Who Are the Forces Behind School Voucher Push in Texas? »
(WFAA 8 ABC) One of the fiercest fights at the State Capitol this session, apart from the so-called bathroom bill, is...

National News
Monday, May 1, 2017
Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education »
(Education Week - Politics K-12 Blog)  Federal lawmakers have agreed to relatively small spending increases for Title...

TEA Updates
Friday, May 19, 2017
STAAR Student Report Resources »
(TEA) Downloadable presentation and talking points to share with parents regarding the new STAAR Student Report. Grades 3-...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
K-1 ELL Summer School Program »
(TEA)  Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Section 89.1250 , Required Summer School Programs, requires districts to pro...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Update on Teacher Evaluations in Texas »
(TEA) The Commissioner has reached an agreement with various teacher organizations regarding the student growth compo...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Agreement Affirms Key Components of Teacher Evaluations in TX »
(TEA) Commissioner of Education Mike Morath said today that all major components of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Suppo...
Friday, April 28, 2017
New Ed Resources Supporting Kids in Foster Care »
(TEA) The Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and Supreme Court of Texas Children’...

Friday, February 10, 2017
Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education »
(TASA) Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education   In 2002, the Texas Association of...

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