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Community Eligibility allows more children to eat and increases revenue for schools

By Jeanie Donovan Nearly 3,500 high poverty Texas schools now have an opportunity to provide free meals–breakfast and lunch–to all students without having to collect school meal applications through a new federal option called Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The Texas Department of

Chandra Villanueva

Equity in school funding levels the playing field, promotes equal opportunity for all Texas school children

As we wait for the district court’s final ruling on the Texas school finance system lawsuit, new numbers show more than five million school children are being educated under a system that values some students more than others. Texas is

STATEMENT: With More Than 4 Million Texans In Poverty, Texas Must Commit To Investing in Education and Career Development

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The Center for Public Policy Priorities’ Frances Deviney, senior research associate and Texas KIDS COUNT director, made the following statement about today’s release of the American Community Survey: “Today’s release of the Census Bureau’s

New Census Data Released Today Underscore Texas’ Need for Affordable Health Coverage

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The Center for Public Policy Priorities’ Anne Dunkelberg, associate director and senior health policy analyst, made the following statement about today’s release of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey: “Today’s release shows that Texas still has the highest rate of