The Texas Legislature on Sunday advanced a $250.7 billion two-year budget, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott, who could veto individual line items.
State Rep. Dan Huberty tabled until 2021 a proposal to pay for long-term school district tax cuts by raising the state sales tax.
The new Senate version of a school finance bill would raise the base funding per student and provide money for free full-day pre-K for low-income students.
Budget documents show the Texas House has offered up a whopping 17 percent increase in K-12 public education funding if certain reforms are made.
His pitch is one of a long list of recommendations a state school finance panel will send to lawmakers later this month.
A panel of education leaders said the future of Texas’ public education system is clouded by underfunding and a looming teacher shortage.
Hope and anxiety continue to swirl around the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
For advocates of public education in Texas, Friday the 13th brought both sorrow and hope.
Public education funding and the state’s finances garnered much attention at a Texas Tribune panel discussion held with local State House members on Tuesday at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The 83rd session of the Texas Legislature convenes Tuesday, Jan.