Tag: texas

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Texas governor signs bill to move toward outcomes-based funding for community colleges

June 12, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The new funding system, which comes with a $683 million allocation in the state budget, takes effect Sept. 1. Texas community colleges currently rely on tuition and property taxes for the majority of their funding, according to a report last […]


Texas bill restricting transgender college athletes nears the governor’s desk

May 18, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Conservative policymakers across the U.S. have introduced a flurry of bills seeking to block rights for transgender people in recent months. Texas is a chief battleground for these issues, as anti-trans proposals have the backing of prominent lawmakers. The bill […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Texas Weighs Changes to Community College Funding

October 20, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A Texas commission has recommended that community college funding in the state be directly tied to performance—namely, student graduation rates and transfers to four-year schools. The recommendation from the Commission on Community College Finance will now go to the Texas […]


Experts are wary of potential end to tenure in Texas

April 22, 2022

Via: eCampus News

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is making it a priority to get rid of tenure at public higher education institutions in Texas. It’s part of his plan to ban teaching of critical race theory, according to Houston Public Media. Last […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Texas says low attendance rates won’t hurt school funding

April 5, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The Texas Education Agency is giving school districts and charter schools a reprieve from potential loss of funding if they had low daily attendance rates earlier in the school year, according to a policy announcement last month. The adjustment for […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Booms, busts and shopping malls: How Texas community colleges are revamping workforce development

June 24, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Community colleges have long been tasked with developing their region’s workforce. Yet employers often bemoan that they can’t find workers with the knowledge and abilities they need, and several industries have yawning skills gaps. That’s why earlier this year, Education […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Should access to a public education be a constitutional right for all children?

January 28, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Close to 40 years after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, the decision’s implications are still a central topic of debate among educators, scholars, lawmakers and members of school communities […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

6 higher ed leaders sound off about diversity and civility on campus

July 11, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Diversity and civility as concepts have been difficult for higher education to reconcile. There are varying definitions on each, and the terms can be politically loaded. For some, they represent an attempt at blanketed oppression. As the U.S. population becomes […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Few Solutions in Texas School Finance Ruling

May 16, 2016

Via: NY Times

Now that it is clear that Texas’ complicated school finance system is here to stay, districts around the state must find a way to move forward — whether that is by pressuring lawmakers for more money or by raising property […]