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School Spending Increases Linked to Better Outcomes for Poor Students
The Nation Bureau of Economic Research, or NBER, has published a working paper that shows when districts substantially increase their spending as a result of court ordered changes in school finance, low–income children were significantly more likely to graduate.Read More ...
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2014-15 Membership Drive Membership Meeting
Over 400 school districts have renewed their membership for the 2014-15 school year. If you have not sent in your pledge, please do so today. You can fax it is 512.478.6433 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surge in property tax bills spurs push to reform tax appraisal process
On a recent evening, more than 300 homeowners who are worried about their rising property tax bills filled First Unitarian Universalist Church in North Austin for a town hall meeting. If something doesn’t change, many said, they will soon be priced out of their homes. Read More
Another Voice: Texas school finance trial
It was a story that didn’t make the front page but is worth review: The Texas district judge involved in the school finance trial will continue in that role.
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