Abbott commits $ 11 billion in federal stimulus funds to Texas schools
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s two top legislative leaders on Wednesday pledged $ 11.2 billion in federal stimulus to schools, a victory for education advocates claiming the funds.
With the announcement, Texas public schools will begin to have access in the coming months to billions of dollars largely intended to help students battling the pandemic. Educators statewide report that many of Texas’ 5.3 million public schoolchildren are academically, behaviorally, and socially working – about a third of those who still take online-only classes are often those who are. the most late.