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State News
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Meet Texas Pastor Who's Standing Up for Public Ed and Taking On Lone Star State Power Structure »
(AlterNet) Pastors for Texas Children mobilizes faith leaders to stand up to politicians who seek to dismantle public...

Legislative News
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus Says He Will Not Seek Re-election »
(Texas Tribune) Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, a San Antonio Republican, announced Wednesday he will not run for re-...

National News
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Five Things to Know About the $250 Tax Break That Teachers Could Lose »
(Education Week) When it comes time to do their taxes, millions of educators have had the satisfaction of checking a...
Friday, October 27, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s Schedule Shows Focus on Religious and Nontraditional Schools »
(The New York Times) WASHINGTON — For years, Betsy DeVos traveled the country — and opened her checkbook — as she wor...

TEA Updates
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Fiinal 2016–17 Texas Academic Performance Reports Posted »
(TEA) The final 2016–17 Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) are now available on the Texas Education Agency websit...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Final 2017 academic accountability ratings released »
(TEA) TEA today released the final 2017 state academic accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts an...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Pre-Employment Affidavit for Educators »
(TEA) Senate Bill 7, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, created a new requirement in Texas Education Code §21.0...
Friday, October 6, 2017
New Texas Student Data System (TSDS) PEIMS Crisis Codes »
(TEA)TEA has received many questions regarding how we will fully track students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. It is import...
Monday, October 2, 2017
TEA releases 2017 Community and Student Engagement ratings »
(TEA) The Texas Education Agency released the 2017 Community and Student Engagement (CaSE) ratings for the state’s...

Monday, November 6, 2017
2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children »
(Annie E. Casey Foundation) In this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Foundation explores the intersection of children, o...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
New research finds it hasn’t gotten easier for poor kids to catch up »
(The Hechinger Report) Parental involvement and pre-K programs haven’t made a dent in the early childhood achievement...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Consequences of the Texas Public School Funding Hole of 2011-16 »
(Center for Public Policy Priorities)   To bring 2016 funding levels up to 2008 pre-recession levels would requ...

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