Posted on · The West Houston school district, which has paid more than $200 million during the last three years as part of a statewide wealth redistribution program for Texas public schools, is taking a stand against it. But the state will ultimately be able to receive the required payment for the 2023-24 school year, according to a local education expert.
Posted on · In Texas, many school leaders are scraping by as they approve budgets for next school year. But they’re worried about what comes next and some remember lessons from 2011, the last time Texas schools found themselves in the crosshairs of a recession.
Posted on · The high-priority bill boosts per-student funding and reduces property taxes across the state.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced they have finalized the details of the three bills that will accomplish their top policy goals.
Posted on · Views tend to differ between demographics.
Posted on · The proposal would save the state $1.8 billion, but Houston-area school districts say it would come at the expense of school funding.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott and other legislative leaders endorsed the sales tax increase, intended to help fund ongoing cuts to school district taxes. But it has been effectively killed this session.
Posted on · The chambers will need to negotiate how to give teachers pay raises, whether to adjust how students take standardized tests and how to provide long-term property tax relief for Texans.
Posted on · These are some of the stories Houston Public Media is covering.
Posted on · The study found large majorities of Texans favor hiking taxes on tobacco products and alcohol to increase state funding for education.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A school finance bill moves forward in Austin, Baylor St. Luke’s drops it appeal of decision to suspend federal funding for its heart transplant program, a new social media site protects users' data, and the annual CounterCurrent festival focuses on inclusiveness.
Posted on · Some don't believe the bill goes far enough -- or even goes down the wrong path.
Posted on · The Senate is proposing $5,000 raises for each teacher and librarian. The House is calling for raising minimum salaries and increasing benefits.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Problems with The Texas Permanent School Fund, potential changes to the driver’s license test, questions for a local allergy doctor, and Houston sports.
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.