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October 5, 2017

Capital Tonight Oct. 5: Texas homeowners could pay more under gop tax blueprint

Spectrum News


Texas homeowners could pay more under the GOP tax blueprint We looked at the plan and why some state economists say it'll cost Texas jobs.

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October 5, 2017

State needs $3.2 billion to plug hole in current school funding, study says

Quorum Report


State needs $3.2 billion to plug the hole in current school funding, study says

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October 5, 2017

Study examines effects of funding cuts on Texas schools, students

Texas Public News Service


Funding cuts by state lawmakers left a five-year, $5 billion hole in the budget for Texas public schools between 2011 and 2016.

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October 5, 2017

Texas' 2011 cuts to schools still being felt, report finds

Associated Press


The Legislature's $5-plus billion in 2011 cuts to public education mean that Texas' classroom funding still lags behind its pre-Great Recession levels, with low-income students hit hardest.

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October 5, 2017

The Consequences of Underfunding our Public Schools

Center for Public Policy Priorities blog


Making sure our children receive a quality education is essential for the future prosperity of Texas. To be successful academically, many students rely on programs like tutoring or bilingual education.

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April 26, 2017

How grassroots groups are mobilizing Texans on top issues

Texas Tribune


Five community organizers tell us how they rally people around issues like school funding, abortion and the environment.

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April 4, 2017

Teaching Ricardo: Three things black and brown boys need to excel

Houston Chronicle


“I am in fifth grade and I cannot read and can barely write," my student Ricardo said tearfully...

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March 27, 2017

Texas senate proposes slashing pre-K funding

High Plains Public Radio


The most recent Senate budget plan shows significant funding cuts for the pre-K grant proposal, which is backed by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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March 24, 2017

Business Leaders Push Texas Lawmakers to Fund Pre-K

Spectrum News


The fight continues over pre-kindergarten funding. On Thursday, business leaders and educators urged lawmakers to fully fund high quality pre-K through the state's recently established grant program.

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March 24, 2017

Greg Abbott Continues to Push Back Against Planned Cuts to his Pre-K Initiative

Texas Standard


Governor Greg Abbott is not happy with members of the Texas House and Senate who plan to cut funding for high quality pre-kindergarten education. Pre-k funding is one of the governor’s top priorities.

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March 24, 2017

Lawmakers coming up woefully short on pre-K funding

Dallas Morning News


Political posturing and horse trading has left a $236 million grant program to improve pre-K on the cutting room floor in the Senate and the House.

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March 23, 2017

Community leaders call on Texas lawmakers to fund pre-K

KVUE


Community leaders from across Texas are calling on lawmakers to put more funding into pre-K programming.

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