Topic: Policy

Texas Democrats Unite to Defend Public Education at 2024 State Convention 

This past weekend, Texas Democrats gathered in El Paso for their 2024 state convention, and the tone could not have been more different from the Texas GOP Convention held in San Antonio in late May.   As speaker after speaker took the stage, one issue resonated above all others: the urgent need to protect public education from Republican attacks. Democrats were...

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What STAAR Scores Actually Measure: Beyond the Classroom 

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released data on high school STAAR test results, showing an improvement in students’ performance on English II but remaining largely stagnant from the prior year and still catching up to pre-COVID levels.  The Austin American-Statesman reported that, “Students who met grade level for the English I test remained at 54% this year, while the students...

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Save the Date: Free Citizenship Clinic for Permanent Residents in Houston Area on July 21  

Click to download English- and Spanish-language fliers for the upcoming Citizenship Clinic & Community Fair in Houston.  The AFT national union, Texas AFT, and its local unions in Harris County are joining our extended labor family to offer a free citizenship clinic in Houston this summer to support lawful permanent residents who wish to apply for U.S. citizenship. The pathway...

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