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Governor Abbott Signs Senate Bill 925

Thursday, May 21, 2015  •  Austin, Texas  •  Signature Statement

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 925 (Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Aycock, R- Killeen), which establishes literacy achievement academies to provide high-quality, face-to-face professional development to public school teachers who instruct students in kindergarten through third grade. SB 925 is the first piece of legislation responsive to Governor Abbott’s early education emergency item to reach his desk for signature. The bill will take effect immediately.

“Our children must first learn to read before they can then read to learn, and I applaud the Legislature for recognizing the importance of providing our teachers with the tools necessary to improve literacy instruction by passing SB 925,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “These literacy achievement academies will serve as a catalyst in the transformation of our state’s early education system, and ensure generations of Texas students will receive the highest quality education possible during their critical early learning years.”

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