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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Oct 2

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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.

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.

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