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Government Relations Report - January 2023

The Texas Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 10th, for its 2023 session with Republicans again controlling both chambers.


Texas House Speaker: Dade Phelan (R)


Legislative Priorities Some priorities for the Agenda have already emerged including how to spend a budget surplus, “parental rights” including access to school curricula, school vouchers, LGBTQ issues and women’s health, and border security.

Bills to Watch

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SBOE Due to redistricting, all 15 seats on the education board were open for election last fall. We currently have 10 Republicans and 5 Democrats on the board. The next SBOE election will be held in 2024. Seven members will have their names randomly drawn at the first meeting. Those members will serve for only two years, while the rest will serve for four years. Find your representative here.


SBOE Meeting 1/31 - 2/3 Link to past meetings and agendas TEA Updates

  • A-F System Framework Refresh We are currently in the timeline for accepting feedback to the updated preliminary A-F system framework. Feedback sessions will continue through March, 2023. The updated preliminary 2023 A-F Refresh Overview and Summary can be found here.

  • STAAR Redesign Training In November, an email was sent to teachers regarding STAAR redesign training. Teachers were given the opportunity to attend TEA webinars and a link was provided for the learning management system for online training that can be completed on each teacher’s own schedule. This link has been changed as of December 22. Training that was not completed will not transfer to the new LMS and it will need to be restarted when the new system launches.

  • 31 Texas Schools Receive 2022 National Blue Ribbon Honors List is available under Agency News on TEA Website

  • Innovative Courses Linear Algebra (0.5 Credit) Modern Geometry (0.5 - 1.0 Credit) Multivariable Calculus (0.5 - 1.0 Credit) Number Theory (0.5) Strategic Learning for High School Math (1.0)

  • TEKS Revision plan was revised on April 21, 2021. CTE courses that qualify for mathematics credit will be considered alongside mathematics TEKS review and revision. The TEKS Review has not yet begun as we may be waiting for the SBOE meetings with the new board this month.

  • TEKS Review in 2022-23 school year

  • TEKS Adoption in 2023-24 school year

  • Instructional materials review in 2024-25 school year

  • Instructional materials adoption in 2025-26 school year

  • Instructional materials and revised TEKS implementation 2026-27 school year

Regards,

Tracene Nechamkin, TCTM Government Relations Representative


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