Posted February 07, 2018 06:20:00 The Texas Education Foundation announced a $10 million fund to support classrooms, research, and education initiatives across the state.
The foundation’s new “Texas Education Fund” will support programs that provide educational opportunities for students and educators, and supports programs that support students in need of mentoring and tutoring.
The fund will support an array of projects, including mentoring, tutoring, and other support for students, educators, educators and support staff in Texas.
Texas is already home to more than 40 percent of the nation’s teachers.
A recent national survey found that only 37 percent of teachers nationwide believe that teachers are adequately paid and have a fair pay rate.
A nationwide survey conducted by the American Association of Teachers and the National Education Association also found that a majority of teachers say they are not being paid enough to cover their living expenses.
“Teachers across the country are struggling to support themselves and their families.
Our new $10m Texas Education fund will help to ensure that all Texans have access to quality, affordable and equitable education opportunities,” said Texas Education Commissioner Mark P. Wilson.
“I have seen the incredible impact that this fund will have on Texas’ students, teachers and the families of teachers.
Our students, who are our future leaders, will get a clear view of the opportunities that our teachers and teachers assistants are able to offer to our students.”
The foundation will partner with the state of Texas to provide support to education programs, including tutoring for students at a local, state-operated school and other programs in Texas, with funding provided through the Texas Education Grant Program.
The Texas Legislature recently passed a bill that will increase funding for teachers and staff.
“As we continue to build a stronger state workforce, this $10mn Texas Education is a clear example of how we can make the best use of the funding available to the most deserving students in our state,” said Speaker of the House John Fleming.
“This is a tremendous day for the Texas economy, for our education system, and for the nation as a whole.
This is a great day for Texas and a great victory for teachers across Texas.”