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Legislative News
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fake Letters Provide Twist to School Voucher Debate »
(Austin Spectrum News)  A number of state lawmakers are receiving fake letters, addressed to them from real cons...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
School Leaders Welcome Proposed Changes to A-F System »
(Texas Tribune)  During a House Public Education Committee hearing, education experts and activists testified on legi...
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Crowd Turns Out for Hearing on "Private School Voucher" Bill »
(Austin American-Statesman) Public school officials and their advocates told Texas lawmakers Tuesday that an effort t...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
A Tale of Two Legislatures »
(Burka Blog, Texas Monthly) Here are two starkly different legislative agendas for Tuesday: The Senate State Aff...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
House Leader Unveils $1.6 Billion School Funding Plan »
(Texas Tribune) The top public education policymaker in the Texas House unveiled a $1.6 billion plan on Monday that h...

Education News
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Do Healthy Lunches Improve Student Test Scores? »
(The Atlantic) New study identifies link between food quality and achievement.   For more than a decade, stand...

National News
Monday, February 27, 2017
Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins »
(New York Times) The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education was a signal moment for the school choice...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Principal's Action Plan for ESSA »
(NAESP) Principal's Action Plan for ESSA: Providing All Students With a Well-Rounded and Complete Education. New tool for...

TEA Updates
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Distinguished Teacher and Principal Talent Pool Recommendation »
(TEA) The Texas Education Agency (TEA) would like to invite the education community to recommend distinguished classr...

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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