SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Capitol Extension, Room E1.028
Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was held on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.
Senator Florence Shapiro
Senator Dan Patrick
Senator Wendy Davis
Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr.
Senator Royce West
Senator Tommy Williams
Senator Kip Averitt
Senator Steve Ogden
Senator Leticia Van de Putte
The chair called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. The following business was transacted:
Senator Shapiro made opening remarks to the Committee.
The chair called the following invited witnesses to provide testimony on Interim Charge 2: Review the state's education policy and initiatives regarding middle grades. Make recommendations to ensure a comprehensive state strategy for preparing students at the middle grades for high school retention and success. This review should include an examination of school-based strategies and best practices that encourage at-risk youth to finish school and that deter delinquency, drug abuse and violence. See attached list.
At 9:44 a.m. Senator Patrick assumed the chair.
At 10:30 a.m. Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.
At 11:07 a.m. Senator Patrick assumed the chair.
At 11:14 a.m. Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.
At 12:29 p.m. Senator Patrick assumed the chair.
At 12:48 p.m. Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.
At 2:39 p.m. Senator Patrick assumed the chair.
At 2:42 p.m. Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.
The chair called persons who registered as public witnesses to provide testimony on the interim committee charge. See attached list.
There being no further business, at 3:27 p.m. Senator Shapiro moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair
Holly Mabry, Clerk