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.
We’re thrilled to announce that Chandra Villanueva, previously one of our Senior Policy Analysts, is our new Program Director of the Economic Opportunity Team. Chandra is widely acknowledged by lawmakers and education advocates as one of the state’s leading experts on
With important elections slated for 2018, it’s a good chance to ask candidates for all offices where they stand on key policy issues. Here at CPPP, we have assembled some questions about some of the most pressing challenges facing Texas kids
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
This post was updated on July 31st, 2017. House Bill 253 has emerged as the latest voucher bill of the 85th legislative session, a near duplicate of Senate Bill 2. Both bills are riddled with problems in addition to the vouchers