Education News

Gov. Abbott says he’s reached an agreement on school vouchers with House Speaker Phelan

Posted on · Abbott's announcement Tuesday suggests a renewed effort to divert public funds to private schools. Phelan’s office stopped short of calling it an agreement, saying the Republican speaker “looks forward to having robust discussions on school funding, teacher pay, and other critical issues with his House colleagues."

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Third special session begins (Oct. 9, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A third special session of the Texas Legislature begins today. The focus of this one includes school vouchers and the creation of a state deportation force. And we get the latest on the Astros' playoff run.

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Texas special session kicks off Monday with school vouchers, border security at the center

Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday the latest special session will focus on school vouchers and the creation of a state deportation force, two highly controversial issues that have failed in previous special and regular sessions.

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Policy ideas on mass shootings (April 4, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A new report from Rice University suggests two specific actions to address the problem by – among other things – honing in on a trait most of the shooters have in common.