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Special ed advocates are furious over Gov. Greg Abbott’s school voucher push after lawmakers failed to fix funding model

Posted on · State lawmakers are back in Austin again, this time working on one of Abbott’s top priorities — a school voucher program, which would provide state subsidies to private school students. Advocates are furious that lawmakers haven’t addressed a long-awaited reform to the way Texas funds special education.

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Houston Matters

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.

Spring Branch ISD Board Meeting

Education News

‘Come and take it:’ Spring Branch ISD trustees vote against making recapture payment to state

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.

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