The first major pieces of Texas school finance legislation this session are up for debate in the House and in a key Senate committee.
CPPP Recommendation: Increase the basic allotment floor to $5,200 to absorb funding elements eliminated in HB 21. The House Public Education Committee recently passed HB 21, which takes the first step in making needed improvement to the school finance system. The
Texas students in grades four through eight (known as “the middle grades”) are considered at-risk in the education pipeline. These “tweens” are at a make or break period for determining future academic success. Research has shown that students who are
As Texas Senate and House committee hearings pick up, it’s worth checking in on early childhood education, specifically Pre-K. Helping kids start school ready to learn is one of the best ways to ensure all Texans have the chance to compete
Connecting Students with Jobs: CPPP Supports State Higher Education Agency’s Recommendation to Implement Off-Campus Work-Study Pilot Program The Texas economy depends on a skilled workforce—and off-campus work-study positions are a neglected tool in Texas’ higher education system that we could use
Maintaining an old house is hard work. Everyone knows that for a home to retain its value and run efficiently it needs periodic repairs and updates. Our school finance system, in many ways, is similar to an old house that
We believe 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. While passage of HB 4 last session was a step in the right
One of the most effective ways we can help kids compete and succeed in life is to make sure they are ready to start Kindergarten. Research has shown positive results from the state-supported Pre-K program, yet Texas regularly receives low