In what seems to be an overture to the House, Gov. Greg Abbott added two new education-related issues to his special session call Thursday: school finance reform and increased benefits for retired teachers.
Speaking to educators ahead of a special session full of education bills, House Speaker Straus chastised the Senate for underfunding school finance reform.
An effort to overhaul the state’s beleaguered school finance system has been declared dead.
House Public Education Chairman Dan Huberty’s comments about school choice legislation being a “dead” issue this legislative session have angered Texas supporters of the voucher-like programs.
Kevin Houchin saw the praise roll in for McGregor Independent School District when the Central Texas district’s high school received top marks from the state in 2016 for high academic achievement and preparing students for college.
All but two of Texas’ 38 electors voted Monday to officially put Donald Trump in the White House.
Texas advocates for private school vouchers and charter school expansion may have reason to be excited come January.