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College should be the beginning of a kid’s life, not the end.
Kudos to Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Dennis Bonnen for making teachers the top priority this legislative session. Teachers work hard every day to make a difference. They positively impact the future, and they deserve our support. Giving them all a raise is a good start.
Targeting underserved, rural West Texas communities, the clinic will provide resources for parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder. The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, part of Texas Tech University's College of Education, is launching a mobile autism clinic to bring assistance to underserved, rural communities in West Texas.
New evidence from the Texas A&M School of Public Health indicates that texting-while-driving laws may avert the need for emergency treatment following motor vehicle crashes. Researchers found that states with primary texting bans on all drivers saw, on average, an 8 percent reduction in emergency department visits resulting from motor vehicle crashes.
School finance reform will help ensure that the next generation of Texans receiving the high-quality education they deserve to compete and succeed includes all Texans.
Texas’ future is tied to the strength of its institutions of higher learning. For Texas to remain competitive and innovative in this knowledge-based economy, every educational opportunity must be open to our students.
At first glance, it appears to be a thinly veiled political talking point aimed at smearing the border and immigrants, a message in support of the president's re-election campaign theme. But in the end, the only truly bipartisan element of the resolution passed by the Texas Senate addressed the need to treat immigrants with compassion and humanity.
It is troubling to know that there are some who propose repealing the top 10 percent plan this legislative session. Repealing the program would limit academic and life opportunities for some of the most deserving Texas students. A repeal is simply inconsistent with our values as Texans and how we reward the people who demonstrate those values.
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School is a place where kids learn about communication, problem-solving and empathy. We must do everything we can to empower our students — the eyes and ears of their schools — to look for the warning signs that can lead to violence.
Promoting hurricane preparedness and managing expectations about federal assistance will help ensure everyone at the local, state and federal levels is unified and able to relay accurate information to their constituents.
We shouldn’t change the rules for brewers to give a few big fish a bigger advantage.
“Aim High,” the U.S. Air Force used to say to recruit young Americans. But it’s hard to aim high or serve your country when your health is suffering from a culture of tobacco addiction.
Texans are rightly proud of their state's traditions of protecting honest enterprise and private property rights. But surprisingly, it’s an open question if the Texas Constitution allows the state to use its power to pick winners and losers in the marketplace.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in Texas and the U.S., but thanks to an important discovery made at UT Southwestern Medical Center, it could one day be a thing of the past. The pioneering Dallas Heart Study launched by UT Southwestern geneticists Dr. Helen Hobbs and Dr. Jonathan Cohen yielded invaluable findings that led to a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors — the next generation of cholesterol-controlling medications.
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According to the Texas Education Agency, there are 1,246 school districts and charters with more than 3,000 campuses in Texas. These schools serve more than 5.4 million students. It is an enormous responsibility to provide a safe learning environment for these school children — a responsibility not taken lightly by the many people who care and are committed to public education.
As we enter the final weeks of the 86th Session, I call on my fellow lawmakers and educators across the state to look back to their own teenage years and reflect on the importance and value of their first summer job and the direct impact it had on their own college preparedness and future career.
Despite the clear and overwhelming demand by Austin families for public charter schools, there are still not enough seats available for students like my daughter.