Posted on · House Bill 3 would pump $9 billion into the state’s public education system. But HB 3 doesn’t provide a significant funding boost for educating all English language learners -- that funding has been flat since the early 1980s.
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Posted on · The Governor has declared school funding an emergency item this legislative session, and it appears lawmakers may overhaul how Texas funds its public schools.
Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Controversy surrounding the Harris Co. Department of Education. Our weekly political roundup. A look at school finance reform. And the documentary, Where There Is Darkness.
Posted on · The Senate’s Property Tax Reform Committee voted to advance SB 2 by a vote 4 ayes to 1 present, not voting.
Posted on · Senator Paul Bettencourt’s bill would limit annual property tax increases to 2.5 percent.
Posted on · State lawmakers must pass a budget, but they’re also under heavy pressure to reform school finance, rein in property tax growth, and fund long-awaited Harvey relief.
Posted on · Incoming Speaker Dennis Bonnen offers a fresh start, after bad blood between outgoing Speaker Joe Straus and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick helped doom reform efforts in 2017.
Posted on · Several school finance reform measures are up for consideration during the special session. What do they propose to do and how would they work?
Posted on · The 2017 Legislative session kicks off next week. Among the many topics sure to spark debate is education.
Posted on · Texas lawmakers are about to spend a lot of time talking about how the state funds its public schools. The question is: Will they make any changes during the legislative session that starts in January?