Should Texas Kids Spend More Time in School?
State lawmakers want to know if having kids spend more time in school will increase performance.
The Texas Senate Committee on Education is meeting this morning to talk about the impact of extended learning time on school success. That could mean longer school days or adding more days to the school year.
Lawmakers will also look at after-school programs and their effect on school performance, attendance and behavior.
The public is invited to comment at the hearing. It starts at 9 a.m. at the capitol.
Hundreds of Austin-Area Doctors Support Medical School
Proposition 1, the proposal for a new medical school and teaching hospital in Austin, now has the support of over 400 Austin-area doctors. The doctors' support means they are behind the five cent increase in property taxes per $100 of taxable value if Prop. 1 is successful in November.