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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 school system based on student performance on a test, or “outcomes-based” funding, would create inequities and unintended funding consequences.

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    • Amplify Your Symposium Experience with the SoundwaveArtTM App

      (1) GET the Soundwave Art™ App on Google Play or the App Store. (2) LOOK FOR AND SCAN Soundwaves alongside our content. (3) ENJOY The videos that appear on your screen!

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    • Capitol Update: February 7, 2019

      Welcome to the 86th Legislative Session! The Capitol Update will provide you with expert insight and analysis on legislative issues impacting Texas public school students and educators. Hear straight from our directors of gGovernmental relations, policy, and advocacy, and get receive the information you need to get involved and stay connected to what’s happening under the dome this session.

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    • Voices From the Field: Reaching Students and Families Through a Shared Culture

      A school leader in Cleburne ISD used her background and experiences to empower Hispanic students and families on her campus.

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    • Texas Public School Choice Spinner

      Texas public schools are dynamic and diverse, and they continue to add new options and innovative programs to meet the needs and passions of Texas students, the future of our state.

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    • We polled Texans about education—they responded loud and clear

      The Governor, Lt. Gov., and House Speaker recently held a joint press conference and announced that this legislative session would be the session of education funding and higher teacher pay. A public opinion poll we commissioned says the public is aligned with those overarching priorities, and that Texans have strong opinions about the specifics of how legislators should proceed.

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    • Session Toolkit

      We created this Session Toolkit to provide up-to-date information about what is happening at the Capitol and resources that can be used to support issues like increased funding for public schools and early childhood education. Our hope is that it can serve as a “one-stop-shop” for social media graphics, research, videos, and more. Bookmark this page and visit it often!

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    • Meet the Charles Butt Scholars

      The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers recipients are not only impressive students, but they are also inspiring individuals

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    • New Story: From Migrant Farmer to Future Teacher

      If you go by statistics, Raquel Perez wasn’t supposed to be a success story. She wasn’t supposed to be an educational inspiration. Raquel is a migrant farmworker from one of the poorest regions in the country. She never experienced a complete school year in one state.

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