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 announced that Texas has recruited two distinguished researchers as part of the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI). This initiative aims to bring nationally-recognized researchers to Texas institutions of higher education.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 21 (HB 21) to create a school finance commission as well as provide immediate funding for public education, historic funding for charter school facilities and new programs for students with special needs.
Governor Abbott Thanks Lawmakers For Supporting Legislation Establishing School Choice For Students With Disabilities
The following lawmakers have declared their support for HB 253 or SB 2, which address Governor Abbott’s call to provide school choice for students with disabilities.
Governor Abbott Thanks Lawmakers For Supporting Legislation Establishing A School Finance Commission
The following lawmakers have declared their support for HB 191 or SB 16, which address Governor Abbott’s call to establish a school finance commission.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his call for school finance reform is generating growing support across Texas. School finance reform is part of the Governor's 20-item agenda for the ongoing special legislative session.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his call for school choice for special needs students is generating growing support across Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath today announced a comprehensive reading initiative – Texas Readers – to strengthen the reading skills of students across the state.
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.