Senate Committee to Hear Bill on Public Education Funding

House Bill 3, the vehicle for school finance reform and public education funding, is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Education Committee on...
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Texas teacher pension law lifts service fee cap

The subject of Texas teachers’ retirement systems remains contentious, in part because the state’s teachers have one of the lowest pensions in...

Texas Teacher Pension Payments Are Safe, Executive Director Says

Retired teachers’ annuities are safe, there will be no changes to them, and they will be delivered on time. That was the...

Texas Teachers Union May Strike Over COVID-19 Precautions

The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers says that going on strike is an option if teachers...

Harris County Orders Delay of In-person Classes Until Sept. 8

After first asking schools to voluntarily delay reopening for in-person instruction, Harris County has now issued a mandatory order that requires online...

Texas Schools Will Have to Report COVID-19 Cases. Still No Word on Testing in...

A week after criticism about there not being a plan, the state moves to require all Texas schools to report daily COVID-19...

Texas Gets an ‘F’ on Teaching Kids About Climate Change

Texas is failing at teaching the next generation about climate change, according to a new report from the National Center for Science...

In-Depth: Special Education in the House Education Budget

AUSTIN, TX – The House Appropriations Subcommittee (S/C) on Article III held a meeting Wednesday, February 20th to listen to testimony on House Budget recommendations...

Kids can't count on recess in Texas

Why does Greg Abbott hate recess? We’re not really sure. Hiding behind claims that oversight and bureaucracy hurt the Texas Education Agency...

Texas Parents Struggle With Childcare During the Holidays

The public school system is by far the primary form of childcare for working Texas parents. On top of that, many Texas...

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