The path to expansion and real change starts with IDEA’s principals who, more than anyone else, help ensure exceptional teaching and learning in every classroom.
The Texas Counties Deliver public education campaign is a project of the Texas Association of Counties, the representative voice for all Texas counties and county officials.
Let’s hope the Texas Legislature takes steps to address these most critical concerns that impact not only the disability community but also all of us, as taxpayers and Texans
An education that provides access to a wide range of Texans, ensures workforce-ready knowledge, skills development and diversity and is accompanied by the lowest average student debt makes a powerful combination.
Innovation is more than just a buzzword, more than just a reference to the latest and greatest technology. An innovative mindset is critical to many industries — especially health care, where costs continue to climb.
Growing state and federal government regulations and insurance company mandates directly affect the practice of medicine.
Texas must improve prescription monitoring to curb patient abuse and adopt tough penalties to address crime assault on pharmacies
When manufacturers compete to make the best product and dealers compete to offer the best pricing and service, the ultimate winner is the Texas family.
FECs can increase access to care, improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs.
Let’s help improve access to affordable care in a smart way that makes sense for Texas. Let’s change how we regulate advanced practice nursing.
A low teacher-to-student ratio, along with a personalized plan for social and academic reform, helps students become successful.
Unexpected medical bills can drive families into bankruptcy even if they are insured, but it doesn’t have to be like this.
Ensuring the necessary resources and funding for those who built this great state should be a top priority — even when the budget is tight.
With your help, we can do even more to preserve the lands we call home and the water we depend on.
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We should keep our Medicaid program as it is: serving patients and protecting equal access.
No school seemed right for Angelica Garcia – until her district enrolled her in HCDE’s Academic Behavior School West for developmentally disabled students.
The organizations that best understand and adapt to America’s largest living generation today will have the top talent, the best leaders and the most engaged customers tomorrow.
Unless you or your child has had direct experience with school-based therapy in Texas, you probably don’t think much about the challenges that schools face to provide quality occupational and physical therapy to students who need it.
Check out Pearson’s political science and American government webinars centered on professional development opportunities for educators.
Some insurance companies are already signaling that they again will attempt to take doctors and other health care providers out of the driver’s seat when it comes to determining which medicines Medicaid patients can receive.
National health spending is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.8 percent per year through 2024 to more than $5.4 trillion. And more than $1 trillion of that figure is expected to come from the pockets of private businesses.
For the millions facing these odds, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin to uphold UT’s affirmative action program blesses an effort that comes 13 years too late. What our minority students really need and deserve is a better K-12 education.
It is going to take more than just scientific studies and education campaigns — it is time Texas takes up the banner of safety by passing a distracted driving law that will cover the entire state.
It’s what happens when determination puts on its boots. It turns potential into resolve, “What if?” into “Let’s do this.”
One proven strategy that can help our students advance is increasing access to quality arts instruction throughout their elementary, middle and high school years.
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Texans deserve to have the right medicines at the right time, based on their doctors’ recommendations, and they should be able to access those medicines regardless of the neighborhood they live in or what plan covers them.
Health care spending in the United States has reached a new all-time high. During this critical time, it's important to learn where health care dollars are going and how to save on expensive medical costs.
The consequences of not increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates and reducing the number of uninsured are not theoretical. The good news is the Legislature knows ahead of time what it needs to do, and it can act to avoid the looming fiscal cliff.
It is better for Texas to protect high-risk children and adolescents before they enter institutionalized systems.
Through our LearningU initiative, the Texas A&M University System is taking responsibility and doubling down on our commitment to support the in-service teachers of today and prepare the teachers of tomorrow.
How do you decide your company’s website is in need of a little revamp? Here are a few key components to consider for starters.
Are the forces too great to make that happen? Or can the three nations of North America enact policies that will make for a stronger continent? And what would those policies entail?
Ultimately, a thriving collaborative environment is what will put us on an accelerated path to advance cancer prevention and control, early detection and treatment in Texas and around the world.
I am proud to be part of a company that demonstrates every day a commitment to improve the lives and careers of people in my community.
The sale is merely a transfer of wealth from millions of Texas ratepayers to the suit pockets of hedge fund managers and bankers.
Texas Central, a privately-owned, Texas-based company developing a landmark high-speed rail project in our state, is moving with momentum into 2016.
Without the benefits of a routine, the 286,000 Texans in the oil and gas industry may struggle to establish healthy patterns in their lives.
Dr. Sancar’s achievement exemplifies the catalytic effects and long-term exponential returns that investment in higher education can generate.
The deal under consideration by the Texas Public Utility Commission is a potentially dangerous one for consumers for generations to come.
The Minstrel Show Revisited is a critique of the 19th century black-faced entertainment genre whose legacy is still felt today and continues to play a significant role in black stereotyping.
Depression does not have to control a person’s life; with proper treatment and support, Texans struggling with depression can manage their symptoms and live full and fulfilling lives.
Based on consumer complaints in Texas and throughout the nation, it’s clear that surprise medical billing — what’s known as “balance billing” — is not uncommon.
With 10,000 people turning 65 every day in the U.S. and the Texas state demographer projecting that the number of people age 65 and older will triple by 2050, the need for a focus on aging is obvious.
Texas continues to experience dynamic growth, especially among Latinos. With this dramatic change come new and complex issues related to health care and access disparities.
There's no time to wait. We must step up to help our students enter the business arena.
Online shopping continues to grow in popularity across the nation, and Texans are starting to incorporate it into how they purchase health insurance.
Medicare’s golden anniversary is a cause for celebration and reflection, but it's also a time to think about how we can ensure that the program continues to fulfill its essential role.
Options for earning a high school credential have changed, but the outcomes are the same — obtaining this credential is necessary to ensuring students a more secure future.
Certification of high school-level skills is the linchpin for many Texans’ ability to obtain better employment, education opportunities and a source of personal pride.
We need to reorient our health care delivery systems to better train and incentivize practitioners to deliver integrated behavioral and primary care.
Spring Lake in San Marcos offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for people of all ages to reconnect with nature in Texas.
Texas is not prepared on a number of levels to keep the promise to its aging residents. We need to change that.
The costs of mental health disorders on Texans and their families and on taxpayers in our state are too high to ignore.
Investment in grocery access alone won’t solve the obesity crisis, but it's a step in the right direction to stimulate economic growth and stem the tide of diet-related chronic disease.
Two bills under consideration in the Legislature offer a basic but significant way to reduce recidivism rates among the mentally ill in Texas jails.
TMA PracticeEdge, LLC, helps empower a strong base of independent physicians to provide quality, cost-effective care to their patients.
Millions of people throughout the world die each year from tuberculosis. Researchers at one Texas university are working to prevent that.
Hospitals are once again struggling to maintain services and, in some cases, stay open at all. A solution exists. Texas just needs to adopt it.
Medicaid payment reform for skilled nursing care is crucial in retooling our health delivery infrastructure to better serve our elderly loved ones.
Medicaid isn't perfect. But the cure for what ails it is investment, not neglect.
Properly funded care is the most cost-effective form of mental health treatment. A recent survey reveals that many Texans agree, indicating a new era for mental health in Texas.
As The Texas A&M University System tackles Texas' higher education challenges head-on, we see an opportunity to lead on transparency and accountability.
Texas' motor vehicle franchise laws protect free-market principles. Exceptions for special interests are a threat to consumers.
We should look to other states to find new health care solutions that can be used to develop a uniquely Texan coverage plan.
By leveraging the strengths of the private health insurance market, Texas can reduce the number of uninsured citizens while holding on to its conservative values.
Texas leads the nation on so many fronts, from a thriving economy to lower taxes. It’s time we work together to make Texas a leader in long-term care.
Tesla operates on special rules and handouts. We simply don’t believe that’s how Texas should do business.
For Texas to remain one of the nation's high-tech leaders, we must actively work to build a science, technology, engineering and math workforce that better reflects our population.
Focusing on issues affecting citizens age 50 and up will be key to making this a great legislative session for Texas.
A strong health care system is critical to all Texans' physical and economic health. That's why the government must make it easier for physicians to care for their patients.
There are incredible opportunities in Texas to disrupt aging by developing our cities and towns into even greater places to live our best lives.
Many factors play a role in rising health costs, including the misuse of emergency care. But firmer regulations and a little education can help minimize the impact.
Our nation should leverage the immense opportunities that come with its rich racial, ethnic and religious diversity.
This month, St. David’s HealthCare became one of only four organizations in the U.S. to receive the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence.
Family caregivers provide unpaid care worth an estimated $34 billion per year in Texas alone. The breadth and enormity of these caregivers’ daily tasks deserve our heartfelt recognition.
Veterans don't ask for our gratitude, but recognizing their service is the least we can do to show our appreciation for their commitment to our country.
A third of all Texans say they're anxious about their financial futures. That's troubling, especially for women. But there's help out there.
The assessment system used to assess language proficiency in Texas schools has many strong points, but there's room for improvement.
Texas — and every state — needs to focus its attention on high-quality pre-kindergarten education, delivered through a system of public and private partnerships.
Done right, assessment can be a positive force for teaching and learning.
The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' "One Health" approach is reimagining human and animal health care in Texas.
Texans can donate to veterans when applying for or renewing driver's licenses.
As Congress grapples with how to solve the latest shortfall in the nation’s Highway Trust Fund, Texans will have a unique opportunity in November to improve our roads right here at home.
The unintended consequences of the Medicaid aspect of the Affordable Care Act are analyzed by Texas A&M University economics professors.
By expanding systems of care for the deadliest form of heart attacks, we can save lives and improve outcomes.
This Memorial Day, the Texas Veterans Commission is asking you to take a moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. for one minute.
Disruptive forces are at work on the energy industry’s business model. CPS Energy is embracing the changes.