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Will Texas Cut Funding to Public Schools Because of Low Attendance During the Pandemic?

In the fall semester of 2020 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) made a decision to help public schools by providing funding for...

Profile: Texas House Public Education Committee and What it Means for Texas

On Thursday, the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan announced his picks for the all-important committees that make up...

TEA Decision for In-person Testing Tied to Lucrative Contracts?

In early December of 2020 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced that, while the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)...

The Texas Legislature and Funding for HB 3

In May of 2019 the Texas Legislature passed the now historic House Bill 3 (HB 3) to address public school funding. The...

Texas School Districts Struggle to Hire Substitute Teachers

Across the country substitute teachers are in demand. The lack of substitute teachers that Texas school districts are experiencing, a problem that...

Could Texas Schools be Shortchanged Due to COVID-19?

With the beginning of the second semester, it remains unclear whether Texas public schools will be fully funded as they were in...

What Lt. Gov. Patrick’s Rule Change May Mean for Texas Education

Prior to the November election, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made waves when he suggested if Republicans were to lose their supermajority in...

How School Budget Cuts Risk our Future

Texas’ budget writers will start out the new year billions of dollars short. With the 2021 legislative session set...

At least three Texas Board of Education members test positive for the coronavirus after...

At least three members of the State Board of Education tested positive for COVID-19 after meeting in person for four days in...

Texas School Districts Resuming Virtual and In-Person Learning

Before Thanksgiving some school districts in Texas sent virtual learning materials home, just in case returning to the classroom for in-person learning...

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