A lot going on in Austin right now relating to education. Several bills have already been filed that could affect how school boards govern. I’ll write a post on those soon. Also, be sure to voice your support on social media for Rep. Eric Johnson’s pre-K bill, HB 1100, which will be discussed in the Public Education Committee tomorrow. But today a very DISD-specific bill was filed by Rep. Rafael Anchia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           Contact: Jeff Madden FEBRUARY 27, 2015                                                                              (512) 463-1211   MEDIA ADVISORY   The International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will have a press conference, followed by a public hearing, on Global Climate Change and Trade.   What:             Press Conference and Public Hearing on International and Intergovernmental Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change   Where:           Texas Capitol, Speaker's Committee Room (Press Conference) Hearing Room E1.014 (Committee Hearing)   When:             Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:00 AM Central Time (Press Conference) 10:00 AM Central Time (Committee Hearing)   Who:               Invited testimony from the following:   Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti British Royal Navy (Retired)   Lt. Gen. Ken Eickmann U.S.

Facing legislative efforts to overturn the Texas Dream Act and new state leaders who are open to its repeal, state Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, filed a resolution Thursday to reaffirm support for the act. The Dream Act allows undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition if they have lived in Texas for three years, have graduated from high school in the state, and agree to seek legal residency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 15, 2015   ANCHIA FILES RESOLUTION THAT WILL AFFIRM SUPPORT FOR THE TEXAS DREAM ACT HCR 40 would encourage other states to adopt legislation similar to HB 1403   (Austin) -- Today, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) filed HCR 40 in support of the Texas DREAM Act.  The Texas DREAM Act, filed as HB 1403 by former Rep. Rick Noriega (D-Houston) and passed with bipartisan support in 2001, allows in-state tuition for undocumented residents who meet certain requirements.  HCR 40 was filed in response to bills that

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