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2023 Session Recap

No teacher raises. A failed school voucher push. Armed guards. Here’s what changed for public education this legislative session.

Lawmakers sacrificed school funding to block school vouchers, but the issue could be debated again in a special session. Districts will get new funds for school safety, though Uvalde families were ultimately left disappointed with inaction on gun restrictions.

Students in Mrs. Cazares' third-grade class on the first day of in-person classes at Highland Village Elementary on Sept. 8, 2020.

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No teacher raises

No vouchers

School safety measures

Teacher shortages

LGBTQ restrictions

Extra cash for retired teachers

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