Education is essential to preserve liberty. We must continue to invest in early education and higher education, and expand school choice in Texas. Our goal is to give teachers the tools and resources they need to help our children succeed.
The purpose of funding high-quality PreK is to set higher standards, evaluate their effectiveness and eliminate what doesn’t work. It ensures PreK works rather than wastes taxpayer money.
Governor's University Research Initiative (GURI)
We are continuing our mission to advance Texas universities to be among the best in the nation. Recruiting internationally renowned researchers elevates our universities, spurs economic development and helps create jobs.
School finance is not about financing our schools. It’s about providing our students with the best education possible. With a sense of urgency, we will create better ways to fund education.
No child should be in the wrong school because of their zip code. Parents should be empowered to choose the school that’s best for their child.
Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a reception at the Governor's Mansion honoring educators from across Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at a rally for the Texas Charter School Association (TCSA) at the Texas Capitol.
Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a reception recognizing researchers recruited through the Governor’s University Research Initiative program (GURI) and officials from Texas universities at the Texas Governor’s Mansion.
Governor Greg Abbott today listed expanding school choice as one his legislative priorities in his State of the State address.
Governor Greg Abbott today listed the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) as one of his legislative priorities in his State of the State Address.
Governor Greg Abbott today listed investing in optional, high-quality PreK programs as one of his legislative priorities in his State of the State Address. PreK advocates were quick to offer praise for the Governor’s call to action:
Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the Texas School Choice Week Rally where he promoted school choice as “not just a Republican issue or a Democrat issue – it is a civil rights issue.”
Study Shows Texas Continues To Make Major Progress In Bringing High-Speed Internet To More Schools A
Since launching the Texas Classroom Connectivity Initiative, Texas has made significant progress in its ongoing effort to expand access to high-speed Internet in public schools statewide, according to EducationSuperHighway’s annual “State of the States” on K-12 broadband connectivity.
As part of Governor Greg Abbott’s Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Workforce Commission has issued a joint report offering recommendations on how to better prepare the Texas workforce.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of the Texas Industry Cluster Innovative Academies as part of his Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative established in March 2016.