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Villanueva, Chandra Kring – Every Texan, 2021
In 2019, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3 (HB 3) -- an $11.6 billion school finance reform law that dedicated over $6 billion toward investments in education and $5 billion toward replacing school property taxes with state aid. The property tax cut portion of HB 3 is set to expand each year, costing the state more money annually without…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, School Districts, Educational Equity (Finance)
Sikes, Chloe Latham; Villanueva, Chandra Kring – Every Texan, 2021
Texas educates the second-most students in the country with a home language other than English. Students are identified as English learners (EL) based on a state language assessment that evaluates a student's primary language other than English to determine if the student qualifies for additional support to develop the English language skills…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Programs, English Language Learners