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Stool Day Poster

A Strong Texas Recovery Takes All Three

What is the most crucial leg of a stool? The one that is missing. A strong Texas recovery starts with the recovery of our public schools. Right now, Texas has only secured two funding...

Statement on the Texas Legislature’s Passage of House Bill 3

Raise Your Hand Texas applauds the work of the 86th Texas Legislature in passing a comprehensive school finance bill without the threat of a court order. The $11.6 billion plan includes funding for full-day...

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Policy Paper: Test-Based Funding

Keep School Funding Separate From High-Stakes Tests School finance policy that provides funding to K-12 students based on their performance on a high-stakes test has no basis in research. Funding any part of our...

Session Toolkit

The 86th Legislative Session has officially begun and it’s poised to be one of the most critical for public education in recent memory. We created this Session Toolkit to provide up-to-date information about what...

5 things needed in any Texas school finance plan

As we’ve traveled the state, people have told us they are primarily concerned about two things: property tax relief and school finance. They also recognize these two issues are intertwined—both need to be addressed...

Quality counts, but Texas isn’t investing in it.

Texas schools will begin receiving A through F letter grades this year, based on academic performance. But who grades the state policies that oversee our public schools? Each year Education Week releases a report and ranking...

Stakes High for Texas Students

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TAKES UP RULES IMPLEMENTING HB 5 THIS WEEK Among the changes in Texas public schools passed by the Texas Legislature as part of HB 5, the reduction in high-stakes end-of-course...

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