Elevating Education

We must do more to educate the next generation and ensure destiny is not determined by zip code.

  • Increasing teacher pay and rewarding achievement
  • Increasing the State's share of education funding
  • Prioritizing classroom spending
  • Improving student outcomes
  • Ensuring college- and career-readiness

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Mar 21

Governor Greg Abbott Announces New Governor’s University Research Initiative Award

Governor Greg Abbott and The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) today announced that Surendra Shah, Ph.D., has joined the Departments of Material Science and Engineering and Civil Engineering at UTA through the Governor's University Research Program (GURI).

Jan 29

Governor Abbott Announces New Governor’s University Research Initiative Award

Governor Greg Abbott and Texas A&M today announced that Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB, will be joining the Texas A&M University Health Science Center in March through the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI).

Oct 2

Governor Abbott and EducationSuperHighway Announce Milestone in Effort to Improve High-Speed Internet Access Across Texas Schools

EducationSuperHighway today released their annual State of the States report outlining Texas' progress in improving connectivity to high-speed internet in schools.

Sep 18

Governor Abbott Attends South Texas College Regional Center For Public Safety Excellence Building Dedication Ceremony

Governor Greg Abbott today attended a dedication ceremony for the new South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) in Pharr, Texas.

Aug 21

Governor Abbott Hosts Second Education Roundtable At Solar Preparatory School For Girls

Governor Greg Abbott today visited Dallas, Texas, where he hosted his second roundtable discussion focused on improving education across the state.

Aug 20

Governor Abbott Hosts Education Roundtable At Church Hill Middle School

Governor Greg Abbott today held an education roundtable in New Braunfels, Texas, aimed at developing ideas to improve education across the state.

Jun 6

Governor Abbott Announces Two Governor’s University Research Initiative Grant Awards

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University as recipients of Governor's University Research Initiative (GURI) grant awards.

Feb 14

Governor Abbott Participates In NASA In-Flight Education Downlink With Briarhill Middle School

Governor Greg Abbott today visited Briarhill Middle School where he joined students and local leaders for the NASA In-Flight Education Downlink.

Jan 29

Report To The People Of Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today released his second “Report to the People of Texas,” which highlights the legislative, economic, educational, and public safety achievements over the past year.

Jan 11

Governor Abbott Directs TEA To Take Action To Fix Special Education In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Education Agency (TEA)Commissioner Mike Morath directing him to take immediate steps to prepare an initial corrective action plan within the next seven days to reform special education in Texas.

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