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August 3, 2018

When annual state accountability ratings are released this month, some Texas school districts will either be graded either "A" or "Not Rated," thanks to a reprieve as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Education Agency is making the move to an...

April 11, 2018

The Texas Education Agency just released more information about the state’s timeline and plans for the new A-F accountability system rollout.

Since the legislature passed the new education accountability framework in HB 22, Texas Education Agency officials incorporated...

August 23, 2017

Staggered start dates for Texas schools this year gave news media more opportunities than ever to share interesting stories about bold efforts to educate and care for thousands of children across the state.

School districts used the excitement over back to school to dri...

August 14, 2017

Last week, the Texas Education Agency sent a letter to Texas superintendents providing an overview of House Bill 22, a law passed during the regular session that makes changes to the A-F accountability system, and the expected implementation timeline.

HB 22 takes t...

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...

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 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...

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