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House Bill 1

Overview of House Bill 1

House Bill 1 (HB 1) is a major piece of legislation passed during the 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session, 2006. HB 1 is designed primarily to address public-school finance, property-tax relief, public-school accountability, and related matters. A number of sections in HB 1 address issues related to high school success, college-readiness, and many items related to higher education institutions in the State of Texas. 

Purpose of House Bill 1

House Bill 1 supports the State's goals of Closing the Gaps by ensuring the following

  • Enhanced college-readiness/workforce readiness in Texas
  • Increased student success in secondary school systems
  • Increased college-going culture in all schools
  • Increased higher education enrollments and student success
  • Decreased developmental education numbers and costs
  • Creates an educated/trained workforce to grow and sustain economic competitiveness 

P-16 Educational Alignment of House Bill 1 

HB 1 seeks to align Texas public education systems (P-16).  It supports vertical articulation of curriculum in P-16.  Accordingly, more students will graduate from high school and will be prepared to enter into and succeed in college.

Texas Community Colleges:  A Perfect Response to House Bill 1  

Texas community colleges are well-positioned to respond to House Bill 1.  The strengths of community colleges rest in their ability to: 
  • Focus on excellent teaching and learning
  • Focus on student access and success
  • Respond quickly to needs of business and industry
  • Respond effectively to needs of school districts
  • Partner interactively with all levels of public education, P-16
  • Provide best undergraduate teaching in higher education
  • Provide innovative faculty and staff to address the State's challenges of Closing the Gaps

HB 1 Project

None available at this time.

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