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Brakeyshia Samms, State Policy Fellow

Young and Concerned About my Future

Am I one of the few millennials interested in the Texas budget? Many of my peers don’t appreciate how the state’s investment decisions will determine the future Texas that we all inherit. With pre-legislative session budget hearings just beginning, now is

Rachel Cooper

Aug 31 Deadline Approaches for Schools to Opt In for Free Breakfast and Lunch

Nearly 3,500 high-poverty Texas schools now have an opportunity to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students without having to collect cumbersome school meal applications thanks to a new federal option called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

Chandra Villanueva

School Districts Need a Reliable Source of Funding to Support Economically Disadvantaged Students

Many of the programs and interventions funded outside of the school finance formulas are directed towards improving the academic success of economically disadvantaged students and those at-risk of dropping out. In 2011, over $647 million for those programs was cut