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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 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...

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 6, 2017

Leaders from San Antonio ISD and Grand Prairie ISD testified in front of the Texas Senate Education Committee on Thursday alongside their charter school partners in support of a bipartisan bill that would encourage the expansion of district-charter partnerships like th...

April 6, 2017

As the Texas House of Representatives continues to debate a two-year $218.2 billion budget, a major move was made on Thursday relating to education vouchers in Texas.

In a 2-to-1 vote, the House approved an amendment to the budget by Rep. Abel Herrero (D-Robstown), bann...

March 31, 2017

A modified version of the school choice/voucher bill, Senate Bill 3, with narrower eligibility requirements than those included in previous versions of the bill, passed out of the Texas Senate on Thursday with a final vote of 18-13. 

SB 3, authored b...

March 30, 2017

From facilities funding to Pre-K enrollment, Texas lawmakers are busy hearing testimony related to education in Texas. The Texas House Public Education heard testimony on 20+ bills this week, many of them related to charter schools.  You can click on the links provided...

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