Equity

TX Lege Made Some Progress for Kids, But Fell Far Short of Expectations

Progress on CPS funding, suspensions in early grades, postpartum depression, and more, but big disappointments too.

New Report Finds that Texas Schools Continue to Rely on Police Officers, Courts, and Juvenile Probation to Address Minor School Misbehavior

Data show that youth of color and students with disabilities are disproportionately subjected to arrests, court involvement, use of force, and juvenile probation for similar behavior.

House Hearing Spotlights Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

In a wide ranging hearing, Texas legislators heard from experts and advocates on the current challenges and possible solutions to improve the health of pregnant women and babies in Texas. We appreciate the House Public Health committee identifying the health of infants as a key indicator for the overall health of a community and seeking out effective policy solutions.