Small Gains Are Good, But Texas Schools Need More Money for Real Transformation

If Austin lawmakers needed more evidence about the critical need for more public school funding, a new study on how well — and not so well — Dallas County students are achieving should convince them.The annual scorecard from the education nonprofit Commit that tracks 500,000 Dallas County students shows the students are making small but steady gains on the key third-grade reading assessment. That's the encouraging news.The frustrating news is that districts in this region still have a long way to go on closing achievement gaps and in getting students ready, enrolled and graduating from college.  Continue reading...

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