It’s back to school time

Ann Beeson

It’s August – time to wrap up those vacations, get the kids ready for school, and enjoy the Olympics! We’re doing our part here at CPPP. Helping kids start school ready to learn is one of the best ways to ensure all Texans have the chance to compete and succeed in life. Read Chandra Villanueva’s blog on the importance of more funding for Pre-K. 

Many Texas kids getting ready for school this month are cared for by grandparents who love them. Rachel Cooper explains how Texas can do a better job of supporting kinship caregivers, who care for over 268,000 children. Our research and advocacy on Pre-K and kinship care are just some of the issues that CPPP is tackling as we prepare for the 85th Texas Legislative Session.

Now you might think the Olympics are reserved for buff athletes, but we’ve proved wonks can compete too! Don’t miss the #WonkOlympics – from Fiscal Size Up Weightlifting to Fighting for Mental Health Care.

It’s been a delight to get to know B.A. Bentsen this summer as we prepare for our Legacy Luncheon on October 4 honoring the Bentsens. B.A. is still active and involved at age 94 – what an inspiration! And we’re particularly excited that Robert Rubin will be joining us to provide the keynote. Please send in your sponsorship today!

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