Education

“You can’t grow your economy if you don’t have an educated workforce.” – Those words from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick could not be more true. Texas is leading the way with bold, conservative education reform that ditches the idea of “college for all” and instead gives students and their parents multiple pathways to a career. Teachers, administrators and students must be held accountable for competent performance. The system should be free from undue bias, which can distort students' perspectives on the world they must interact with to be competitive in a global market.
In an unprecedented move, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would waive testing requirements for this year’s STAAR exam, as many schools expect to be closed at least through the April testing window, due to the new...
This week, as a member who serves on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in Congress, I was proud to support the passage of several bipartisan bills that aid veterans by providing...
Texas A&M will spend more than half a billion dollars on a complex for its new medical program and student housing in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the university system announced Thursday.
 Women are pioneers and trailblazers across a multitude of industries and fields, and it is past time we honor these contributions. Establishing this museum will not only honor the past but also inspire the next generation...
By protecting the right to express one's faith at school or through a religious organization, the Trump administration is taking a stand for one of our most fundamental freedoms. 
Questions about the reading and writing tests arose after some education advocates pointed to studies showing passages were written above elementary and middle schoolers' grade levels.
I woke up to my phone ringing early in the morning on Nov. 18, 1999. I was 22 years old and student body president of Texas A&M. It was one of my best friends on the other end of the line who told me the news. I...
The state’s education commissioner has notified the Houston Independent School District he’s moving to strip the nine-member board of its elected powers, a move that was widely expected but still marks an unprecedented...
As our world becomes more interconnected it is important to take a step back and recognize good cyber practices and come together to make sure we are prepared for future challenges.
UT Austin Professor John Goodenough was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his part in the creation of the lithium-ion battery.
Ronald Reagan once said, “If you serve a child a rotten hamburger in America, federal, state, and local agencies will investigate you, summon you, close you down, whatever. But if you provide a child with a rotten education...
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are in the news today with that news demonstrating that the BSA is an evil organization promoting pedophilia and assaults on our young America boys.  They are being attacked with thousands...
Texas voters still think that property taxes are too high and that the state spends too little on public education, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Coach Price
Dr. Martin Luther King’s admonition that “a man should be judged by his character not the color of his skin” came with the requirement, of accepting personal responsibility:
Handing a win to Texas education officials, an Austin-based federal judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Houston Independent School District in an effort to stop the state from seizing control of its troubled...
Cyber threats are evolving at an alarming rate, and we need to be sure our infrastructure to combat them is ready for the challenge. Universities like UTSA and Texas A&M are a boon to our state as Texas works to ensure...
No region in Texas has enough licensed specialists who can perform special ed evaluations, according to national guidelines for staffing. That’s why the Fort Bend Independent School District is trying to grow its own.
Today's hearing is about building the kind of workforce that ensures NASA and the diverse group of partners we return to space exploration has the skilled base of people it needs to be successful now and in the future. That...
Trump and Obama
...to pass legislation granting 700,000 DACA recipients and 1.6 million Dreamers permission to remain in this country. Most DACA recipients are contributing to our economy. They have passed background checks...
Our country’s military readiness depends on innovation, and the Army Futures Command is on the front line of that fight. This partnership with the Texas A&M University System will ensure we have the best and the...

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