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“State Survey Seeks Input on Assessment and Accountability Programs” - June16, 2016

  • The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is seeking input from the public on the STAAR Assessment Program and the state’s accountability program with the goal of gathering suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open through June 30. READ MORE.

“Activity in the Texas Capitol” - October 22, 2015

  • Over the next few weeks, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus will release interim charges for legislative committees to study during the months leading up to the 85th Legislative Session. Through various hearingsREAD MORE.

“Deadlines as Session Comes to an End” - May 12, 2015

  • The House and Senate stepped closer to a final deal on a two-year state budget, settling dozens of differences between the two chambers over issues including…READ MORE.

“Deadlines as Session Comes to an End” - May 12, 2015

  • On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 149 into law to become effective immediately.This bill requires school districts and charter schools to establish individual graduation committees to determine whether to confer a diploma upon students who have…READ MORE.

“House and Senate Hash out Compromise”April 22, 2015

  • In the coming weeks, members of the Texas House and Senate will have plenty of issues to resolve as they come to a compromise on the state’s budget. On April 1… READ MORE.

“Sixty Days into Session, What’s Been Done?” – March 10, 2015

  • Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick opened a press conference on education by saying that nearly 150,000 students were trapped in over 200 schools that were failing their students and parents. His remarks came at the beginning of…Click here to read more.

“School Accountability and Finance Updates” – February 11, 2015

  • Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams spoke to members of the State Board of Education to address funding and accountability. The highlights acknowledged an additional $2 billion in….Click here to read more.

“House and Senate Release Budgets” – February 3, 2015

  • Senate Bill 2, the Texas Senate’s version of the state budget for the upcoming biennium, looks to incorporate $4 billion in tax cuts. SB 2 will provide $3 billion in property tax relief and $1 billion in business franchise tax relief. Senate leaders announced that…Click here to read more.

“New Year, New Call for Action”- December 19, 2014

  • Tuesday, January 13 marks the beginning of the 84th Texas Legislative Session which means its time to take action! With nearly 40 percent of the state’s $200 billion budget going to education, it is important to have a say-so in where the funds will go and how it will affect our Texas children…Click here to read more.

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