Gov. Rick Perry encouraged Texas families to get started on their back-to-school shopping during the state's sales tax holiday this weekend, which exempts school supplies, clothing, shoes and backpacks priced at less than $100 from state and local sales taxes. This year's tax-free weekend runs from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 17, until midnight on Sunday, August 19.
Friday, August 03, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release Statement by Gov. Perry on All-Time High Texas Graduation Rate
Texas' all-time high graduation rate is proof positive that our approach to public education is paying dividends. Leaders across our state understand that high standards, accountable public schools and fiscal responsibility lead to improved educational success.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release Statement by Gov. Perry on Resignation of Texas Education Commissioner
Robert Scott has served this state and its school children tremendously during his tenure, always remaining committed to the principle that all children should graduate, and do so college and career ready. Robert has been an integral part of raising the bar for scholastic achievement in Texas, successfully implementing the state's new accountability system and working with the State Board of Education to revamp Texas' curriculum standards, Gov. Perry said.