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New report projects 2020 Census as next big test for Texas children

Texas continues to be one of the 10 worst states for kids based on the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report shows Texas ranking 41st out of the 50 states

Don’t Get Distracted by Recapture: Our Biggest School Finance Challenge is a Lack of Revenue

Though it is the state’s responsibility to provide a substantial share of school funding, Texas relies heavily on local property taxes to fund our schools. Because property values vary greatly from one community to the next, some districts are better

Legislature Pits Education against Health Care 

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