P-16 Related Initiatives
Texas High School Project A $261 million public-private initiative committed to increasing graduation and college enrollment rates in every Texas community, THSP is dedicated to ensuring that all Texas students leave high school prepared for college and career success in the 21st century economy. THSP partners include the , the , the , the , , and others. The project’s private philanthropic investments are managed by the . State and federal investments are managed by the Texas Education Agency. Center for Improving the Readiness of Children for Learning and Education (CIRCLE) The Center for Improving the Readiness of Children for Learning and Education at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is involved in numerous research, community programs, and training activities related to the goal of promoting quality learning environments for young children. Designated as the State Center for Early Childhood Development, CIRCLE also works to achieve the goals of the Texas Statewide Early Childhood Initiative funded by TEA. College for Texans The College for Texans website consolidates information spanning a variety of Texas higher education topics, including test preparation, application, enrollment, career options, and financial aid. (Available in English and Spanish) TOPCAT (Texas Online Preparation for College Admissions Tests) TOPCAT is a service supported by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board which offers FREE test preparation services for Texas students. Tutorials (in both English and Spanish) and practice questions are available for the SAT, ACT, and GRE. To enroll, follow instructions at the TOPCAT homepage. Executive Order RP53 - December 16, 2005 Relating to the creation of college readiness standards and programs for Texas public school students. House of Representatives Public Education Public Education Reform, Select Higher Education Senate Education Subcommittee on Higher Education Education Reform and Public School Finance, Select TG is a public, nonprofit corporation that administers the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Texas Legislation of General Interest
Legislation Related to P-16 Education
HB 1, 79th Legislature, Third Called Session Relating to public school finance, property tax relief, and related matters; making an appropriation. (Shows latest action) HB 2109, 79th Legislature, Regular Session Relating to the Early High School Graduation Scholarship program. SB 1227, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, Section 9, and Sections 20-28 Relating to public and private postsecondary educational institutions, including enrollment in those educational institutions, payment of the costs of attending those educational institutions, and financial aid and other measures to assist students to pay those costs. SB 976, 78th Legislature, Regular Session Relating to high school completion and the creation of certain college education pilot programs.
Legislation Related to the Texas P-16 Council
SB 286, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, Sections 16-17 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board HB 2808, 79th Legislature, Regular Session Relating to the P-16 Council and to the functioning of certain educational programs. SB 23, 79th Legislature, Regular Session Relating to subsidized child-care services and early childhood care and education program coordination. SB 1146, 79th Legislature, Regular Session Relating to an early college education program to provide at-risk and other students accelerated high school graduation and college credit.
Last Modified on November 29, 2006