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Texas Legislature 2023

Texas Legislature gears up to tackle long-standing and fresh issues in public education. Here’s what you need to know.

Lawmakers are looking at ways to keep teachers in the profession, make schools safer, give parents money for private schooling and censor conversations about sex and gender.

Students get onto a bus following classes at Lufkin High School in Lufkin on Jan. 27, 2023. Public school officials in rural areas like Lufkin face budget challenges because of proposed school choice legislation, which provides taxpayer-funded alternatives to sending a child to a local public school.

School funding

Texas Legislature 2023

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School safety

Teacher shortages

School choice

LGBTQ restrictions

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