The Texas Charter Schools Association is hosting its 2017 Texas Public Charter Schools Rally with about 2,000 public charter school students, parents, teachers, leaders, and advocates from campuses across the state.
In a preliminary vote, the House approved Rep. Dan Huberty’s bill to inject $1.6 billion into public schools and simplify complicated funding formulas. Legislators must still take a final vote on the bill.
The Senate Education Committee discussed a bill that would radically simplify the state’s school finance formula, stripping it of some antiquated provisions. Parents and educators who testified wanted a few new provisions added in.
Few topics being discussed at the State Capitol this session as well as at town hall meetings across the state are creating a stir, such as the proposal to create a school voucher system in Texas. Senate Bill 3 would give students the option of spending their state school dollars on private school.
A federal lawsuit contends football players at a San Antonio-area high school were subjected to hazing, sexual abuse and other mistreatment as part of an initiation that coaches and others failed to stop.
Under House Bill 2249, the state would require reports on the number of vaccine exemptions at each public school. But parents say it could make it easier for people to publicly shame them for not vaccinating their children.