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State News
Friday, May 12, 2017
Texas Per Pupil Spending Falls Farther Below National Average »
(CBS - DFW) Texas’ per-pupil spending continues to fall farther below the national average, despite the state Supreme...

Legislative News
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
What Dan Patrick Got Wrong About Public School Finance »
(Center for Public Policy Priorities) At a press conference today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made several misleading...
Monday, June 26, 2017
House Education Leaders Won't Budget on School Finance/Private School Choice »
(Texas Tribune)  Rep. Dan Huberty, chair of the House Public Education Committee, said he plans to file a bill during...
Monday, June 12, 2017
Analysis: "Tax Relief" Maybe, but No Savings for Taxpayers »
(Texas Tribune)  In the midsummer special session, Texas lawmakers will be talking about your rising property taxes a...
Friday, June 2, 2017
ISDs Cut Costs to Avoid Closure as State Funding Cuts Loom »
(Texas Tribune)  Superintendents in hundreds of Texas school districts rely on a pot of state funds that expires in S...

National News
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
New IDEA Website Launched »
(ED) The new  U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings...

TEA Updates
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Statewide 3-8 STAAR Exam Results Released »
(TEA) The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released results for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readin...
Monday, June 26, 2017
Repeal of Community/Student Engagement Ratings »
(TEA)  This correspondence is to notify you that reporting requirements for community and student engagement (CaSE) r...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Approved List of PreK/K Assessment Instruments »
(TEA)  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has posted a new list of Commissioner Approved Prekindergarten and Kinderga...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Educator Misconduct Law Signed by Governor »
(TEA) Statement from Commissioner Morath regarding SB7, the educator misconduct law, signed by the Governor.  ...

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