Center for Public Policy Priorities
Economic Opportunity: Latest Work
2017
MAR
29
Policy Analysis: Revised Senate Voucher Bill Still Drains State Dollars from Public Schools
BRIEF
IMPACT ON ALL DISTRICTS
UPDATED BILL DETAILS
MAR
23
Texas Children in Immigrant Families: Five things you need to know about race, ethnicity and immigration status
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MAR
21
Testimony: College Affordability - Texas Senate Committee on Higher Education
TESTIMONY
MAR
21
College Affordability: The State is Failing Students and Families
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MAR
20
Written Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bill 3
TESTIMONY
MAR
20
It's Time to Raise the Minimum Wage
PRESENTATION
     MAR
   09
Too Many Texas Students Get Stuck in the Middle Grades
FULL REPORT
BRIEF
     MAR
   09
House Public Education Committee takes on School Finance Reform with HB 21 LEARN MORE
     MAR
   09
Invited Testimony: Rebuilding the Middle Class
TESTIMONY
     MAR
   08
Written Testimony - Senate Higher Education Committee SB 885 and SB 886
TESTIMONY
     MAR
   07
College Affordability: The State is Failing Students and Families
OVERVIEW
TEXAS GRANTS
     MAR
   07
To Improve Efficiency and Fairness in School Funding, Let ASATR Expire: Testimony Against HB 811
TESTIMONY
     MAR
   03
Estimated Funding Lost in One Year to School Districts from SB3 Vouchers 
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   MAR
 03
SB3 Vouchers: Estimated Funding Lost in One         Year in Austin and Other Regional Districts
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     MAR
   02
The Fiscal Impacts of SB 4
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     FEB
   27
The Facts on School Vouchers: Entitling private schools to tax dollars without accontability or better results
FULL REPORT
DISTRICT BREAKDOWN
     FEB
   22
Written Testimony: Senate Higher Education Committee REPORT
     FEB
   20
Testimony for House Appropriations Committee Article III Subcommittee (TEA) REPORT
     FEB
   17
Checking in on Pre-K and the 2016 Texas Legislature
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     FEB
   17
How the Texas Education Commissioner Decided to Give $100 Million to Rich Homeowners in Rich School Districts
REPORT
     FEB
   13
It's Time to Renovate Our School Finance System
       BRIEF
     JAN
   27
Testimony for Senate Committee on School Finance
       TESTIMONY
     JAN
   24
Testimony for Senate Finance Committee on SB 1
       TESTIMONY
     JAN
   18
It's Time to Address the Shrinking Middle Class in Texas
       BRIEF
BLOG
FULL REPORT
2016
     SEP
    29

Joint House Public Education and House Appropriations Committee Hearing on School Finance Invited Testimony

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SEP
12
Understanding the Poverty and Supplemental Poverty Measures
FACT SHEET

Comparing the Current Population Survey with the American Community Survey FACT SHEET
     AUG
    24

  House Appropriations, Subcommittee on Article        III Educational Programs Outside the Foundation      School Program

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JUL
21
Texas Pre-K: Looking Ahead to the 2017 Legislative Session LEARN MORE

JUL
06
Saving Made Simple: An Evaluation of an Employer-Based Automatic Savings Program in Austin, TX -- A report from the Child and Family Research Partnership at the University of Texas

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JUN
29
Testimony: Educational Opportunities for Non-Traditional Students: House Higher Education Committee

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APR
20
The Texas School Finance Challenge and What to Do About it

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MAR
22
Miracle or Mirage? Texas and Our Path to Opportunity

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SOURCES

MAR
10
Presentation: It's Time to Renovate our School Finance System

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WEBINAR

FEB
18
Presentation: Uniting Our Divided City: Racial and Ethnic Divides in Education

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FEB
17
Fact Sheet: Immigrants in Houston

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2015

DEC
01
Testimony: HB 4, Pre-Kindergarten, Texas Education Agency Rulemaking READ MORE


AUG
31
School Finance at the Texas Supreme Court: Adequacy, Meaningful Discretion, and Equity by the Numbers READ MORE


JUL
13
Texas Has a GED Problem: Alternative Paths
to High School Equivalency
Updated July 16, 2015
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MAY
27
The Path to Pre-K: CPPP and the 2015 Legislative Session
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APR
30

Testimony: HB 4, Senate Education
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APR
29

Testimony: HB 1502, Affordable Baccalaureate Program, House Higher Education
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APR
21
Keeping College Within Reach: How Texas Can Move More Low-Income and Adult Students Through College
FULL REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

APR
14
Testimony: CSHB 1759, Public School Finance System, House Committe on Public Education READ MORE
APR
07
It's Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Texas: Analysis of Who Would Benefit from a Minimum Wage Increase in Texas
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APR
06
Testimony: Maintain In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Students READ MORE
MAR
13
Beyond the Campus: Connecting Community College Students to Meaningful Employment READ MORE
MAR
09
Closing the Opportunity Gap: Texas Should Invest in High Quality Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten for Disadvantaged Students READ MORE
FACTSHEET
FEB
16
School Finance Made Easy
Part 1: Educational Instruction and Operation
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FEB
11
In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Resident Texans: What You Need to Know ENGLISH VERSION
SPANISH VERSION
2014
NOV
20
New Resource: Texas poverty slides and charts
VIEW CHARTS
NOV
12
Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach FULL REPORT
PRESS RELEASE- ENGLISH
PRESS RELEASE- SPANISH
BLOG POST
SEP
17
Immigrants Drive the Texas Economy: New Study Shows Benefits of Immigrants to the Lone Star State FULL REPORT
PRESS RELEASE
BLOG POST
JUNE
05
TROI data tool updated to include county-level higher education completion data, numbers show poor 8th graders are less likely to complete college DATA TOOL
PRESS RELEASE
MAY
20
Family Budget Busters: Payday and Auto Title Loans Are Getting More Expensive for Texans READ THE FULL REPORT
PRESS RELEASE
APR
15
Testimony: Texas' Next Master Plan for Higher Education READ MORE
APR
14
New Study Points to Promising Classroom Financial Education Strategy AMARILLO REPORT
RESEARCH BRIEF
FULL REPORT
APR
1
New National, State Scorecard on Children's Progress Shows Need to Create More Opportunity for Children of Color
PRESS RELEASE
SPANISH RELEASE
READ THE REPORT
TEXAS DATA SNAPSHOT
FEB
12
PRESS RELEASE: Too Many Working Mothers in Texas Trapped in Low-Wage Jobs READ MORE
JAN
30
CFED 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard PRESS RELEASE
SCORECARD
JAN
29
STATEMENT: Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage Benefits All of Us READ MORE
JAN
09
Comments Regarding the Transfer of Adult Basic Education to the Texas Workforce Commission READ MORE
2013
NOV
27
Payday and Auto Title Lending in 2012: Selected Metro Area Factsheets READ MORE
OCT
23
Press Release: TROI Measures Economic Opportunity Across Texas Regions and Counties
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SEP
19
Poverty in Texas 101 READ MORE
SEP
17
Understanding U.S. Census Data Releases: Current Population Survey vs. American Community Survey READ MORE
SEP
15
The State of Payday and Auto Title Lending in Texas READ MORE
SEP
12
A Little Goes A Long Way: Texas Community Tax Centers Expand Savings and Services in 2013 READ MORE
AUG
30
Sizing Up The Texas Budget: Student Financial Aid READ MORE
AUG
26
Preventing Wage Theft in Texas READ MORE
AUG
25
Enhanced Out-of-School Engagement for Students READ MORE
AUG
22
Sizing Up The Texas Budget: Public Education
READ MORE
JUL
18
2013 Texas Legislative Wrap-Up: Pensions READ MORE
JUN
25
2013 Texas Legislative Wrap-Up: Unemployment Insurance READ MORE
JUN
24
2013 Texas Jobs Snapshots READ MORE
APR
24
Open Letter to State Budget Conferees READ MORE
APR
08
Open Letter to the Texas Senate Supporting Payday and Auto Title Lending Legislation READ MORE
APR
04
School Finance and the Budget
 
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MAR
25

Bridges to Better Jobs: How Texas Can Equip Texas Adults For Good Careers 

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MAR
05

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Protects the Poorest Texas Children 

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FEB
05
Maximizing Access to College for Immigrant Children Builds the Texas Economy
 
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