June 1, 2021: Update
Click here for the full update. GEFN wishes to thank all legislators and families who supported and advocated for GT education this session. Your advocacy makes a difference! To effectively support equity and excellence in GT programming for students in all populations across our state, our network must continue to expand. Please take 5 minutes to invite friends and family to “like” and follow us on social media and to sign up for our free newsletter. Your outreach can improve equity and access for GT families. Join us!
May 17, 2021: Contact the Senate Committee on Education TODAY about scheduling & supporting House Bill 1302 that supports GT!
9:15 PM — [ Click here for the full alert details ] Summary: House Bill 1302 was amended with changes requested by GEFN and TAGT, and it passed the Texas House! If HB 1302 passes the Senate and is signed into law, it can provide accountability and incentives to increase access to acceleration and advanced courses in Texas public schools, including specific opportunities for GT students. Please Contact the Senate Committee on Education Today! With only a few days left in the legislative session, it is important for the Senate Committee on Education to quickly schedule HB 1302 for hearing and vote to send it to the full Senate for a vote. If one of the Committee members is your Senator, your voice is especially important!
May 13, 2021
9:10 PM — We are excited to share that HB 1302 was amended and passed the Texas House! Thank you to Representative Ryan Guillen, Representative Terry Meza, Representative Angie Chen Button, and Representative Matt Shaheen for supporting access to advanced learning and the needs of GT students! Families, we will soon share details about next steps in advocacy for this legislation!
May 10, 2021
11:01 AM — House Bill 1302 has been scheduled for a floor vote on Tuesday, May 11. If HB 1302 is amended and passes, it can provide accountability and incentives to increase access to acceleration and advanced courses in Texas public schools, including specific opportunities for GT students. Click here for details.