Update: House Bill 4 got final approval in the House on Thursday, 128-17-2, and is headed to the Senate. Original: Debate over funding for […]
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Texas legislators of all political stripes have agreed on at least one thing during the 84th legislative session: the need to expand the state’s […]
House leadership unveiled a response to one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency items for the session, a $100 million plan to reward quality pre-K programs. But early education advocates say it doesn’t go far enough.
A bipartisan plan would fund full-day pre-K for tens of thousands of Texas students, and institute strict accountability measures, at a likely cost of more than $300 million.
Even before Greg Abbott made it a campaign issue, standardized testing for 4-year-olds was already tied up in business plans and state policy.
For years, state Rep. Mark Strama has been searching for ways to improve Texas’ network of child care providers, and make it easier for […]
It’s hard to know which is creepier: that Texas is assessing the classroom performance of 4-year-olds in pre-K, or that those assessments are conducted with a secret algorithm by a company named Optimization Zorn.