Teachers have the greatest impact on student outcomes. However, many students come to school with barriers to learning beyond what even the greatest teacher can overcome alone. To promote success among all students, schools hire an array of support staff, professional
The Texas public school finance system is due for some renovations. And we need raw material to get the job done. As the Texas Public School Finance Commission debates changes to how we fund our schools, commissioners also need to consider
This blog post was written by Communications Intern Bianca Lopez. It’s been seven years since the Texas Legislature made deep budget cuts to public education, leaving local school districts scrambling to work around a funding hole over five billion dollars deep.
This post was written by CPPP Communications Intern Bianca Lopez. Photo credit: Glenn Strong, Flickr. CC license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 In general, math scores are a pretty good indicator of students’ future academic success. Rise and Fall of Texas STEM Education: Evidence from
On Tuesday, January 23, the new Texas Commission on Public School Finance will hold its first meeting in Austin. The Commission has the chance to hold important conversations about how to remodel our state’s public school finance system. Better funded schools
Texas has the highest percentage of adults in the country that lack a high school diploma or equivalent. Changes to the national GED test in 2014 exacerbated this problem by making the test more expensive, computer-based only, and harder to
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. But a new analysis from CPPP and University of
CPPP Senior Policy Analyst, Chandra Villanueva, co-wrote this post. This post was updated on August 16th, 2017. The final version of HB 21 is a step in the wrong direction, worsening funding disparities between charter and traditional public schools. HB 21 also