Encouraging At-Risk Students to Finish School

Testimony to the House Public Education Committee

A strategy to put more Texas students on a path to graduate must include school climate, social and emotional learning, and addressing mental health concerns. The state should take an inventory of current practices in Texas schools; develop a coordinated plan that includes schools billing Medicaid for mental health services and partnering with local providers; and improve school health staffing at TEA and DSHS.

The full testimony is available here.