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Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
Beginning in 2018, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, comprised of 13 members inside and outside of the legislature, will begin the task of studying and making recommendations to improve the school finance system. This five-part series prepares readers to engage with lawmakers and the school finance commission by providing background…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Court Litigation, State Legislation, Public Schools
Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
Beginning in 2018, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, comprised of 13 members inside and outside of the legislature, will begin the task of studying and making recommendations to improve the school finance system. This five-part series prepares readers to engage with lawmakers and the school finance commission by providing background…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Schools, Financial Support, Taxes
Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
Beginning in 2018, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, comprised of 13 members inside and outside of the legislature, will begin the task of studying and making recommendations to improve the school finance system. This five-part series prepares readers to engage with lawmakers and the school finance commission by providing background…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Public Schools, Financial Support
Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
Beginning in 2018, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, comprised of 13 members inside and outside of the legislature, will begin the task of studying and making recommendations to improve the school finance system. This five-part series prepares readers to engage with lawmakers and the school finance commission by providing background…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Public Schools, Financial Support
Villanueva, Chandra; Lavine, Dick – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
Beginning in 2018, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, comprised of 13 members inside and outside of the legislature, will begin the task of studying and making recommendations to improve the school finance system. This five-part series prepares readers to engage with lawmakers and the school finance commission by providing background…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Court Litigation, State Legislation, Public Schools
Crockett, Anna; Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
To promote success among all students, schools hire an array of support staff, professional personnel, and administrators. The majority of a school's budget is dedicated to personnel costs, so when the Legislature cuts education funding, they are also cutting staff. However, changes in staffing have not been consistent over time or within staffing…
Descriptors: Retrenchment, Budgeting, Educational Finance, Job Layoff
Villanueva, Chandra; Fillion, Nicole; Pfeiffer, Abby – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
Texas has a large and growing population of adults who do not have a high school diploma or something equivalent. Recent changes to the national GED test and the introduction of additional exams in Texas have potentially exacerbated the problem. This report presents information derived from a community assessment of the Austin and San Antonio…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Community Study, Change Strategies, State Policy
Marder, Michael; Villanueva, Chandra Kring – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
Math scores of Texas 8th graders rose to lead the nation in 2011, but they have been dropping ever since. This report examines plausible explanations for this rise and fall, ranging from the family income of students to funding cuts by the Texas Legislature. [This document was prepared by the Center for Public Policy Priorities for the Texas…
Descriptors: STEM Education, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Tests, Grade 8
Tingle, Kristie; Haynes, Madeline; Li, DongMei – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2017
Located on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Rio Grande Valley is a place of rich culture and possibilities. However, on many indicators of children's health, education and financial security, the Valley is not doing as well as Texas overall, revealing a pattern of disinvestment in children's futures. In order to "raise the bar" in child…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Child Health, Metropolitan Areas
Lee, Jennifer; Sohn, Bo La – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2016
Fort Worth is a city that prides itself on its heritage, resiliency and growth, from its birth as a small military outpost to the global city it is today. Despite the area's economic resources, the data also show gaps in children's health, education and financial security across race and ethnicity. In order to "raise the bar" in child…
Descriptors: Race, Equal Education, Well Being, Child Health
Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2012
Public education is the foundation of our democracy and the engine of our economy, and Texans have a collective responsibility to ensure that public education is adequately supported. This responsibility needs to be fairly distributed among Texas families in a way that supports economic growth. Recently, some have proposed that Texas replace local…
Descriptors: Taxes, Democracy, Public Education, Economic Progress
Helmcamp, Leslie – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2012
Financial aid enables thousands of Texans with limited financial resources to pursue postsecondary education, but need-based grant aid is under attack at state and federal levels. With new restrictions on need-based aid coupled with state budget cutbacks, financial aid rationing threatens college access, persistence, and success for a young and…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Eligibility, Colleges, Federal Aid
Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2012
Texas households experience food insecurity at a rate of nearly 19 percent (one of the highest in the nation). Kids without access to meals are less likely to perform well in school and more likely to be at risk of poor health. While most children have access to meals during the year through the national school lunch program, participation in…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Hunger, Nutrition, Summer Programs
Helmcamp, Leslie – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2012
The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) provides written testimony on the Senate Higher Education Committee interim charges exploring student financial aid and the issue of student loan debt Texas institutions of higher education. This paper highlights recommendations for strengthening and improving the financial aid system in Texas to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Public Policy, Debt (Financial)
Deviney, Frances; Hattemer, Kori – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2012
The 2012 data book explores how our kids have fared during the last decade--some outcomes are positive, some negative. But positive or negative outcomes for kids don't just happen. They are the inevitable results of effective or failed policy choices. The State of Texas Children 2012 combines data and policy to tell the story of Texas kids. It's…
Descriptors: Well Being, Child Welfare, Population Trends, Counties
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