The percentage of Americans 25 years and older who completed high school or higher levels of education reached 90 percent for the first time in 2017.
State Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio) has been visiting schools to hear from teachers and administrators about education priorities.
Some school districts are eliminating positions, altering salaries and benefits, and even dipping into their fund balances to make significant budget cuts.
An advocacy group will hold a forum Thursday at the Pearl Stable to educate community members on the importance of funding public schools.
Seeking Joe Straus’ seat, Republicans Steve Allison and Matt Beebe will face off in the Texas House District 121 runoff election May 22.
At the outset of the 2017-18 school year, North East ISD Superintendent Brian Gottardy said the district could not afford raises for its employees.
Six Republicans and one Democrat are vying for the seat of House District 121, the Northside district represented by outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus.
The committee’s goal is to propose a legislative agenda in the summer that summarizes potential solutions to improving the school finance system.
Tuesday marks the Legislature’s first foray of 2018 into fixing a problem that has plagued Texas schools for decades – school finance.
For the first time in Texas, charter schools will receive funding from the State to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities.