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High Stakes Testing and Accountability During COVID-19

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. 

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87th Texas Legislature: Lawmaking in a Non-traditional Redistricting Session

On Friday, January 25, the Texas Center for Education Policy will host Ramiro Canales, an experienced litigator, appellate lawyer, and lobbyist, for a virtual conversation regarding the current legislative session. With over thirty years’ experience working at Texas the legislature, Canales will speak to us about his career journey and how things really work at the Texas Capitol.

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Latina/o Equity in U.S. Higher Education: A National Campaign for Equity Assessment Policy

This webinar sparks the discussion to formulate a strategy to address Latina/o Equity in higher education as a partnership with LULAC, the Texas Center for Education Policy (TCEP) at The University of Texas at Austin, and local organizations, including the National Latina/o Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAPP).

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Reclaiming Schooling / Recuperando la Eseñanza: Radically Reimagining the Work of Education

Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship welcomes, Dr. Angela Valenzuela. Dr. Valenzuela has a long history of research and teaching in the sociology of education, minoritized youth in schools, educational policy, urban education reform, culturally relevant curriculum, Ethnic Studies, and indigenous education.

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“Teaching Climate Change and Environmental Justice” with Rethinking Schools’ Bill Bigelow

In co-sponsorship with Luke Metzger and Environment Texas, we at the Texas Center for Education Policy invite you on Nov. 21, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm to a seminar with Rethinking School’s Bill Bigelow titled, “Teaching Climate change and Environmental Justice,” on the third floor of the Sanchez Building located behind the Blanton Museum off of MLK in SZB 323. 

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Texas Faces the Future Distinguished Lecture Featuring Hon. Judge John K. Dietz

On Thursday, May 14, the Texas Faces the Future Distinguished Lecture returns as the Honorable John K. Dietz outlines the constitutional standards of adequacy, suitability, efficiency, and de facto statewide ad valorem property taxation. Judge Dietz will be joined with commentary from the Honorable Jimmie Don Aycock, Chair of the Texas House Public Education Committee, and David Hinojosa, National Director of Policy with IDRA. The public discussion will be moderated by TCEP Director, Dr. Valenzuela.

Fair Funding Now! Research Seminar

In the spring of 2011, the Texas legislature cut education funding the first time in over four decades. Regardless of the opportunity to end funding disparities, nearly $6.6 billion in cuts were made, pushing millions of Texas children aside. In response to nearly $6.6 billion budget cuts, communities across Texas are taking action to make sure that schools are equipped to guarantee that all children graduate ready for college and career.

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