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August 4, 2017

Update from Texas Association of School Administrators:


HBs 21 and 23 were given preliminary approval by the full House today. HB 22 failed to pass with a narrow vote.

HB 21 (Huberty) is the school finance reform bill that the House passed during the regular session. It...

July 27, 2017

Update from the Texas Association of School Administrators:

After an eight-hour discussion on the floor on Tuesday, the Senate passed Sen. Lois Kolkhorst’s SB 3, the “bathroom bill,” with a vote of 21-0.

All Senate Republicans and Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, vo...

July 7, 2017

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June 6, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that a special session will begin July 18. The first order of business: sunset legislation affecting five state regulatory agencies.

Sunset legislation will be the only item on the call until both chambers fix that first, he said.

Abbot...

May 31, 2017

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May 30, 2017

The final day of the Texas Legislature's 85th session was Monday.

Highlights from the final weekend of the session, as reported by the Texas Association of School Administrators:

"A compromise version of HB 22, which makes changes to the A-F accountability system, is on...

May 4, 2017

Texas House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty's House Bill 22 is headed to the Texas Senate after passing its final reading on Thursday.

The bill would delay implementation of the state's new A-F district and campus rating system to August 2019, reduce the...

April 20, 2017

After hours of heated debate and its preliminary passage on Wednesday, the Texas House of Representatives officially advanced House Bill 21 - Rep. Dan Huberty's $1.6 billion school finance fix to the Senate on Thursday with a 132-15 vote.

“While our system is lawful, it...

April 13, 2017

The Texas Senate Education Committee heard testimony Tuesday from a long line of supporters and a few critics of Senate Bill 463, which would keep individual graduation committees that allow students to graduate even if they fail STAAR exams.

These graduation...

April 13, 2017

Update from Texas Association of School Administrators:

The House Public Education Committee met Tuesday, April 11, to hear public testimony on these 31 bills. The committee also passed the following bills (on which testimony was heard March 28 and April 4) out of commi...

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