Texas Schools Show Resiliency Through Yet Another Crisis

It was just after midnight when the phone rang. The winter storm had knocked out power, causing rolling blackouts across Waxahachie — and across Texas. A local nursing home lost power and didn’t have...

Money Intended for Education Should Stay in Education

The federal government is providing billions in COVID-19 relief funding to public schools across the country. Texas initially received $1.3 billion in federal stimulus funding intended for our schools in the spring of 2020....

Above And Beyond

School leaders and educators are going to remarkable lengths reaching and serving their students. From the plains of Amarillo, to the sprawling Dallas/Fort Worth suburbs, to the urban centers of Houston, school districts have...

There’s Enough Money to Fully Fund Public Education

Here's some simple back-of-the-envelope math Today, state lawmakers gaveled in the first day of the 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. The multi-billion dollar question now before legislators: How much money does the...

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New Podcast Episode: Why We Need the State To Ho-Ho-Hold Schools Harmless This December

This school year, due to the pandemic, Texas public schools have seen steep enrollment declines. Thankfully, the state has stepped in, and rather than funding schools based on their average daily attendance numbers, they...

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The 2020 Election Season is Finally Over — the Real Work Starts Now

Higher political engagement across Texas could bring changes during the next legislative session, but one thing remains intact: Strong support for public education. By Dr. Michelle Smith Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Raise...


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