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"Texas must become No. 1 in the nation for educating our children." We asked Abbott aides how he intended to gauge the state's status as No. 1 and didn't immediately hear back.
Appropriate $100 million every two years for technology grants to schools rated D or F by state.
Free-of-charge tutoring for students preparing for mandated end-of-course exams would cost $7.6 million statewide.
The annual cost of awarding 10 innovation grants ro encourage blended instruction would be $8 million.
Districts that avail themselves of specialists in innovative digital instruction will be eligible for state aid to cover training costs
College credit for courses taken via EdX, a collaboration providing online Massive Open Collaborative Courses, would help reduce higher education costs.
A fund already created by lawmakers would need about $363 million to cover tuition costs currently absorbed by institutions of higher education.
Lawmakers should appropriate $200 million, a $40 million increase, to the Texas Competitive Knowledge Fund, which was created to bolster research at several universities.