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TASB Talks

Sep 15, 2021

We are pleased to welcome the new host of TASB Talks, Kay Douglas! You may know her already from her many years training school boards across Texas. 

We chat with Dax for a recap of the second special legislative session of 2021. Get details on bills that were passed, like virtual learning and critical race theory. We...


Jun 7, 2021

Dax may have Post-Legislative Stress Syndrome, but he's moving forward. In our legislative session wrap-up episode, we chat about:

  • The death of the virtual learning bill and what it means for next school year.
  • The final version of the HB 3 (2019) cleanup bill.
  • HB 999, individual graduation committees.
  • HB 547, districts...


May 25, 2021

"This is the session of zombie bills." Sine die is Monday and legislators are working overtime (Dax, too). Get updates on:

  • Virtual instruction
  • HB 3 cleanup bill
  • SB 10, transparency in lobbying 

And, we bid a special farewell to TASB Talks host Amanda Quraishi.

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May 19, 2021

We have a special episode this week! Dax is joined by his fellow TASB Governmental Relations staff members Marisha, Whitney, and Ruben. The roundtable discussion includes updates on virtual instruction bills, changes to the accountability system, and how the permitless carry bill would affect education.

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May 10, 2021

Dax is staying hydrated during these final weeks of the 87th Texas Legislature, where time is of the essence for any bills hoping to get passed. Texas trustees will return to the Capitol Wednesday. Our hosts talk about some public ed-related bills that died this week.  

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