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Texas ties pre-K grants to more teacher training or experience

February 5, 2016
Julie Chang
The American Statesman

Texas school districts will be required to hire teachers with multiple credentials and improve family engagement to qualify for prekindergarten grants from $118 million in newly available state money.

The Texas Education Agency has released proposed rules, effective as early as March 7, that school districts must follow to qualify for the grants promised in House Bill 4one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature laws passed in the last legislative session to boost prekindergarten quality across the state.