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State News
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Study: Texas lags behind most states in school funding »
(Austin American-Statesman) According to a new study, Texas saw the sixth-highest decline in state funding levels bet...
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...

TEA Updates
Friday, December 8, 2017
2016-17 School Report Cards Posted »
(TEA) The 2016–17 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at http://tea.t...
Friday, December 8, 2017
Additional Guidance for TSDS PEIMS Crisis Coding and McKinney-Vento Homeless Coding »
(TEA) To ensure local education agencies (LEAs) are accurately coding all students impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
School districts and charter schools encouraged to document loss of records due to Hurricane Harvey »
(TEA) The purpose of this letter is to encourage school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to take immedia...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
2017–2018 Tax Collection Survey for School Districts Affected by Hurricane Harvey »
(TEA) Because local tax revenue is an important component in determining Foundation School Program (FSP) funding, the...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Required Physical Fitness Assessment »
(TEA) The Texas Education Code, Sections 38.101 and 38.103, requires that the fitness levels of all public school stu...

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...
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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