Next session seems set to be pretty contentious, but a new bipartisan coalition is raising hopes for comity on an important issue—criminal justice reform.
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The Senate Education Committee took up a proposal to eliminate the STAAR writing test for 4th and 7th graders as well. Lawmakers also hinted at an interim study on the state’s process for developing the standards those tests are based on.
Lawmakers will decide later this session whether to go ahead with funding colleges based on performance, but on Wednesday lawmakers took up a proposal to dramatically expand the system.
Dallas Rep. Dan Branch has introduced a bill that could tie up to 25 percent of higher ed funding to “outcomes” like quick graduation, doubling down on a controversial proposal he backed last session.
For years, state Rep. Mark Strama has been searching for ways to improve Texas’ network of child care providers, and make it easier for […]
There is great unrest over testing in Texas schools, and a few Texas business leaders have some opinions about what we should do. Until […]