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Sunday, February 24th, 2013

At capitol education rally, tough words for Legislature

At a rally at the Capitol on Saturday, public education advocates accused lawmakers of strangling public schools with out-of-control high-stakes testing and funding cuts.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Former House education chair lobbying for Pearson

Former House Public Education Chairman Rob Eissler has taken on publishing and testing giant Pearson as a client, according to recent Ethics Commission filings.

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

In light of budget gap, public education faces cuts

The biennial budget shortfall you’ve heard so much about — estimated to be anywhere from $13 billion to $28 billion — will require the Legislature to take a paring knife and possibly a machete to government agencies...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

State leaders propose priority model for TEXAS grants

With the threat of massive budget cuts looming, state higher education leaders are looking for ways to get more out of what few dollars they may ultimately get to spend. One program that may see some changes...