Late on the session’s next-to-last day, the House passed the session’s two biggest education bills, expanding charter schools and cutting high school testing.
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After hearing more than 100 amendments, only Rep. Mark Strama (Austin-D) and Rep. Naomi Gonzalez (El Paso-D) voted against HB 5.
After a lengthy debate, lawmakers may have settled the most divisive question facing them in today’s school testing bill debate: whether high school students should, by default, be placed on a pathways to college preparation.
The Texas House passed HB 10 Thursday, which injects $4.5 billion into the budget for Texas’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs
When Texas debuted its much-maligned STAAR test last school year, some of the harshest criticisms came from teachers, who complained they’d been given little guidance about […]
For years, state Rep. Mark Strama has been searching for ways to improve Texas’ network of child care providers, and make it easier for […]
The Texas Charter Schools Association’s annual conference is wrapping up this afternoon in downtown Austin, with almost 1,200 in attendance (by the official count), […]