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2013 Legislative Accomplishments

Charter Schools
Click here to read SB 2 

The historic 2013 Charter School Reform Bill increases the arbitrary cap on charter schools in Texas and establishes funding for specialized staff to review applications, monitor charter schools and close failing ones on an expedited basis.

Online Education
Click here to read HB 1926 

The Online Education Bill expands the availability of online courses for Texas students, provides greater transparency about the quality of courses available and makes high-quality virtual courses from around the country more accessible in Texas, if they align with our state’s curriculum standards.

Credit by Exam
Click here to read SB 1365

The Competency-Based Advancement Bill allows students to receive credit in courses when they can demonstrate mastery of the subject matter by passing the course exam.