Advocacy Resources

Tracking the Education Dollar: Report on School District Expenditures

Overview of Changes the SBOE Made to High School Graduation Requirements

TEA's final waiver request to the USDE, Aug. 28, 2013

84th Legislative Session

TEA Letter to Administrators on HB 4 and High-Quality Pre-K Programs

TASA's 2015 Final Bill Report

TEA Briefing Book on Texas Public Education Legislation

Presentation Slides from TASA Legislative Update at the UT/TASA Summer Conference on Education (June 2015)

TASA's Initial Bill Summary Report (Final Bill Report available above.)

Education Service Centers: Providing Vital Support to School Districts

Update on the Progress of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (December 2014)

Talking Points on Private School Vouchers

Talking Points on Taxpayer Savings Grants TASA/TASB Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education (March 2015)

83rd Legislative Session

2013 Final Bill Report

Summary of HB 5 (as signed into law)

Sample Voucher Resolution (pdf)

Sample Voucher Resolution (docx)

Teacher Retirement System
TRS Pension Benefit Study 2012

TRS-Care Sustainability Study 2012

A Snapshot of TRS: A Strong Economic Driver in Texas

The Truth About TRS

TRS: A Great Value for ALL Texans
Other Reports/Studies/Information
Cargill Letter on Revisions to Math Standards

Money Does Matter! – Equity Center (2010)

NAEP report comparing private schools and public schools

Office of Attorney General Open Government Training
Critical Information/Documents
Internet Postings Required for School Districts (updated 10/04/11)

Conflict of Interest Q & A
Topics of Interest
Coalition to Invest in Texas Schools Core Principles
*West Orange-Cove Litigation Summaries & Statements*
Texas Supreme Court Staff Summary

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, and Haynes & Boone Summary

Moak, Casey & Associates, LLP, Summary

MALDEF Summary

Equity Center Statement

Center for Public Priorities Statement