Topic: Texas legislature

Trust the data: Pre-K is good for Texas kids

April 30, 2015
Kindergarten Class

Texas lawmakers should remember that high-quality pre-K is good for children and is a cost-effective policy for the state.

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UT/Texas Tribune Poll Shows Strong Support for 'Rainy Day' Funding of Water Projects

June 20, 2013

Sixty-eight percent of registered Texas voters support spending $2 billion from the state's "Rainy Day Fund" on water infrastructure projects across the state, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

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Alternative Diploma Option Offers Chance for High-Achieving Texas Students to Graduate Early

Dec. 20, 2012

High-achieving Texas high school students will have the opportunity to graduate up to a year ahead of schedule under a first of its kind program being piloted by The University of Texas at Austin and Texas AandM University. The Early Readiness High School Graduation Option, established by the Texas Legislature in 2009, allows participating school districts to grant diplomas to students who are certified as "college ready" by the state's flagship research institutions, even if the students have not completed all of the credits typically required for high school graduation.

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Texas Voters' Top Concerns Remain Economy, Border Security, Immigration, Poll Says

May 26, 2011

Texas voters believe the most pressing issues facing the country are economic, while the most important problems facing Texas are border security and immigration, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll released this week.

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University of Texas at Austin Students Host Legislative Day

March 18, 2011

Hundreds of University of Texas at Austin students are expected to descend upon the State Capitol Tuesday, March 22 to kick off the Invest in Texas Legislative Day 2011.

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