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Texas Leaders Want Voters To OK Property Tax Revenue Growth Over 2.5 Percent. They Couldn’t Get 4 Percent In 2017.

Posted on · The leaders of both legislative chambers say they will be united this year — even if cities and counties push back — and that local officials should come to Austin with solutions in hand if they don't like new proposals.

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Full Show: Texas Public School Funding, And The Year In Education (Dec. 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss proposed recommendations for comprehensive school funding reform, by the year 2050 the over-65 population will more than triple. We discuss the challenges facing the state and Houston. Also, we review the complicated year in education with News 88-7’s Laura Isensee, and we treat you to our version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

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Bill Would Toughen Penalties for Improper Teacher-Student Relationships

Posted on · Texas Sen. Paul Bettencourt introduced SB 7 that passed unanimously in the Senate (March 7, 2017). The proposed bill toughens penalties for educator misconduct in Texas — specifically to crack down on improper student-teacher relationships. It's been a topic of interest for some lawmakers and educators for a number of years now. How big is […]