Mark your calendars for Friday, March 5th at 12:00PM for a Texas Center for Education Policy (TCEP) Brown Bag on High Stakes Testing and Accountability, featuring Texas State Representative Dr. Mary Gonzalez, Dr. Theresa Treviño, Vice President of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessments (TAMSA), and Ruben Cortez, Jr. Texas State Board of Education Member, District 2. 

This Brown Bag will focus on policy proposals that are currently at play in the 87th session of the Texas State Legislature.

Time: Friday, March 5, 2021, at 12:00PM – 1:15PM CT

Dr. Mary E. Gonzalez 
In November 2012, Mary E. González was elected State Representative for House District 75—an area that includes east El Paso County, the fastest-growing parts of the city of El Paso, and the towns of San Elizario, Socorro, Clint, Fabens, and Tornillo. Mary was raised in Clint, Texas, and graduated from Clint High School. She is currently serving her fourth term in the Texas House of Representatives.

Dr. Theresa Treviño
Dr. Trevino has a Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine and Certifications in both Adult and Child Psychiatry. She is a founding member of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment (TAMSA), where she is Vice President of the Board. In 2015, she was a gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Commission on Next Generation of Assessment and Accountability.

Ruben Cortez, Jr. 
Brownsville businessman Ruben Cortez, Jr. is the District 2 State Board of Education member. A Democrat, Cortez was first elected to the State Board of Education in November 2012 and re-elected to a four-year term in 2014 and 2018. Cortez served as secretary of the board from February 2015 through January 2019. Cortez represents citizens in the counties of Aransas, Calhoun, Cameron, Colorado, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Kenedy, Kleberg, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wharton, Willacy, and parts of Hidalgo.