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On Monday (February 25) the Austin ISD Board of Trustees will vote on an updated sex education curriculum that is inclusive of the needs of LGBTQ students. The adoption of this curriculum would be a big step forward for equality and the health of all students in Austin schools. Read More

Efforts by religious conservatives to get more public schools to teach courses about the Bible got the public support of President Trump late last month: Read More

Your First Political Update of the 86th Lege Session

By Carisa Lopez TFN Political Director Greetings from your Texas Capitol! The latest session of the Texas Legislature is about a month old and it's time to get down to business. So here is our first political update of the year. Periodically, we'll bring you news from the session as well an action item ... or two. Read More

Correcting the President’s ‘Bible Literacy’ Tweet

By Mark Chancey TFN Board Member and Professor at Southern Methodist University Bible courses in public schools appeared to get a high-visibility boost Monday when President Trump tweeted about a group of states proposing such classes. “Starting to make a turn back? Great!” he tweeted. As a Bible scholar, I’d join with the president in affirming the value of a good grasp of the Good Book. Read More

It took just about five minutes for the State Preservation Board finally to vote today to remove the racist and historically inaccurate Confederate plaque that has been displayed at the Texas Capitol for nearly six decades. Check out our press release: Read More