Texas S.B. 1318

Published Friday, March 31, 2017 | by Texas State Senate

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The state of Texas is hoping to improve the mathematical reasoning skills of its students, with few schools adopting certain programs due to the associated start-up costs. Among other things, S.B. 1318 authorizes the commissioner of education to structure and approve Pay for Success programs to finance schools' implementation of math innovation zones, which consist of schools that will implement innovative mathematics instructional models. Pay for Success financing would allow schools to develop mathematics innovation zones absent state grant availability.