Elevating Education

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.

Priorities

High-Quality PreK

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

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.

School Choice

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.

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Nov 8

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

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.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs School Finance Reform Legislation

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.

Jul 28

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.

Jul 28

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.

Jul 24

Governor Abbott Announces Growing Support For School Finance Reform

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.

Jul 20

Governor Abbott Announces Growing Support For School Choice For Special Needs Students

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his call for school choice for special needs students is generating growing support across Texas.

Jul 18

Governor Greg Abbott Announces Texas Public Elementary School Reading Initiative

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.

Apr 29

Governor Abbott Honors Texas Educators At Governor’s Mansion

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a reception at the Governor's Mansion honoring educators from across Texas. 

Apr 26

Governor Abbott Rallies For Texas Charter Schools

Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at a rally for the Texas Charter School Association (TCSA) at the Texas Capitol.

Mar 6

Governor Abbott Hosts Reception Recognizing Governor’s University Research Initiative Recruits

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.

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