Senator Larry Taylor

    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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    Dear Texas Commission on School Finance

    Raise Your Hand Texas appreciates the work of the Texas Commission on School Finance. We recently sent a letter to members of the commission expressing our gratitude and outlining our considerations prior to the final adoption of their recommendations next week.

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    Letter to the Texas Commission on School Finance

    Raise Your Hand Texas appreciates the work of the Texas Commission on School Finance. We recently sent a letter to members of the commission expressing our gratitude and outlining our considerations prior to the final adoption of their recommendations next week.

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    VIDEO: This is Where the Future Begins

    Anyone who recently has set foot in a public school knows incredible and important work is unfolding under increasingly challenging circumstances. And inside the school walls, teachers and school leaders know that this is where the future begins.

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    VIDEO: Greatness Starts in Pre-K

    From scales to symphonies. From counting to calculus. The seeds of greatness are planted early. High-quality, full-day pre-K provides an environment where the seeds of greatness can take root. Where talent, innovation, ingenuity, and critical thinking are nurtured and developed.

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    5 things needed in any Texas school finance plan

    As we’ve traveled the state during the interim, people have told us they are primarily concerned about two things: property tax relief and school finance.

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