High Quality Pre-K

Related TASA Capitol Watch Alerts

TEA Identifies Districts that Applied for High Quality Pre-K Grant
04.19.2016 — TEA posted a list that identifies school districts and charter schools that applied for the high-quality prekindergarten grant and the corresponding funding estimates that districts and charter schools might expect to receive if all applicants are determined to be eligible.

TASA Responds to Proposed Rules on Prekindergarten Grant Program
03.07.2016 — TASA has submitted comments in response to the proposed rules recently posted by TEA for the new High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program.

Proposed Rules for Pre-K Grant/HB 4 Posted for Comment
02.09.2016 — The proposed rules for the High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program established by HB 4 in 2015 have been posted in the Texas Register for public comment. The comment period began February 5 and ends March 7.

House Concurs With Senate Changes to Pre-K Bill, Sends HB 4 to Governor
05.21.2015 — Today the Texas House voted unanimously to approve the Senate’s amendments to HB 4, the governor’s pre-K bill.

Senate Passes HB 4 Pre-K Bill, SB 669 Opportunity School District Bill, and Others
05.07.2015 — The full Senate passed the governor's pre-K bill with a number of amendments, along with several other bills on Wednesday-Thursday.

Senate Education Committee Passes House’s Pre-K Bill, Senate Home-School UIL Bill, More
05.01.2015 — The Senate Education Committee passed HB 4, the House's pre-K bill, SB 2046, which requires districts to allow eligible home-schooled students to represent the district in UIL activities, and more.

Senate Education Committee to Consider House Pre-K Bill, Senate Bills on Teacher Salaries on April 30
04.29.2015 — The Senate Education Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 30, to consider five bills, including the House's pre-K bill.

Texas House Passes HB 4 Pre-K Bill
04.09.2015 — After spending hours discussing HB 4 on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the bill, which is modeled after Gov. Greg Abbott’s pre-K plan, with a final vote of 128-17-2.

House Public Education Committee to Discuss Pre-K Bills on March 10
03.06.2015 — The House Public Education Committee will meet at 2 p.m. or upon adjournment of the House on Tuesday, March 10, to consider six early education bills.

TASA's Position

Advocate for full funding of pre-K for all students who meet state eligibility requirements.