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Aliyya Swaby The Texas Tribune

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In historic win, charters getting state funding for facilities for the first time

October 5, 2017For the first time in Texas, public charter schools will receive state funding to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities...

‘Disappointed” House accepts Senate’s changes to school finance bill

August 15, 2017After three hours of private negotiations and almost two hours of public debate Tuesday, the Texas House decided to agree with the...

House approves $1.8 billion package of school finance bills

August 4, 2017The Texas House on Friday passed a package of bills that would put $1.8 billion into public schools and help out struggling...

Texas Senate panel approves teacher bonuses, retirement benefits

July 22, 2017The Senate Finance Committee Saturday approved a proposal Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick listed as a priority for Texas education: providing bonuses and...

Senate committee passes bills on private school choice and school finance study

July 21, 2017The Senate Education Committee got two major bills out of the way Friday, passing legislation that would create a "private school choice"...

Abbott adds school finance, retired teacher benefits to special session

eJuly 20, 2017Texas legislators could end up passing bills to reform the state's school finance system and help out retired teachers this special session. After...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick proposes millions for teacher bonuses and retirement

July 13, 2017. With less than a week before the start of a special session of the Texas Legislature, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick laid out a proposal...

House education leaders won’t budge on school finance, private school choice

June 25, 2017The top House education leader said Sunday that "private school choice" is still dead in the lower chamber."We only voted six times against it in...

Straus needles Texas Senate on public education funding, ‘bathroom bill’

June 14, 2017SAN ANTONIO — Speaking to educators Wednesday, House Speaker Joe Straus took some jabs at the Senate for focusing on a bill...

Legislature unanimously approves last-minute overhaul of school A-F ratings

May 28, 2017Texas House and Senate education leaders came to a compromise on how to tweak a plan for grading schools and districts, which the...
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