Fully Fund Pre-k Grants and Address Non-Academic Barriers to Student Learning

Testimony to House Appropriations Article III Subcommittee

High-quality early education and support for students facing non-academic challenges are critical for ensuring student success. We urge the Subcommittee to maintain the current level of annual funding for the high-quality grant program by providing $236 million and direct TEA to develop a plan to coordinate resources available for addressing non-academic barriers, among other steps.

We appreciate the opportunity to testify to the Subcommittee today. We would like to address two critical issues in Article III: the high-quality pre-k grant program and non-academic barriers to student learning.

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