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TAGT Announces New Advocacy Goal Related to School Funding

This summer, in response to the integration of G/T funding into the Basic Allotment and the school funding issues related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TAGT has introduced an advocacy goal related to school funding. TAGT supports efforts that will ensure schools are funded at or above levels established in House Bill 3 and that funding laws consider mastery of learning objectives over instructional minutes. 
The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) exists to connect and empower parents and educators to meet the unique needs of gifted individuals through awareness, advocacy and action. Each year, TAGT reviews and adjusts policy-related advocacy goals to focus on issues and actions that will strengthen programs, services, and funding for gifted and talented education. These goals address the current statewide decisions impacting public education in general, and especially those that relate to gifted and talented education.
 
This summer, in response to the integration of G/T funding into the Basic Allotment and the school funding issues related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TAGT has introduced an advocacy goal related to school funding. TAGT supports efforts that will ensure schools are funded at or above levels established in House Bill 3 and that funding laws consider mastery of learning objectives over instructional minutes. All forms of daily attendance should be funded including virtual learning, alternative schedules, and any innovative learning environments created during this time. Read more.

A strong Texas recovery requires strong support of our public schools. What can you do to support Texas public schools and the G/T services they provide? Enrolling your student in your public school ensures your family will have access to the learning and social emotional resources, professional teachers, and systems designed to help meet the needs of all students. Learn more from Raise Your Hand Texas.
 
TAGT is proud to partner with Raise Your Hand Texas, Friends of Texas Public Schools, Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of School Boards, Texas PTA, Science Teachers of Texas, Texas School Public Relations Association and others to bring Texas parents resources and support as you make difficult decisions and overcome the challenges of this new school year. Please find several resources below and check back often for more to come!
 
Public School in Time of COVID Resources  

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