Governor Greg Abbott today held an education roundtable in New Braunfels, Texas, aimed at developing ideas to improve education across the state. The roundtable, which took place at Church Hill Middle School, was held with educators, administrators and local elected officials, and allowed the Governor to discuss proposals designed to reform education in Texas by elevating the teaching profession and focusing on student outcomes. Teachers and education professionals also shared their ideas and best practices for how to improve education in Texas.

“The educators that participated in today’s roundtable did what they do best, they taught us what we need to know to improve our schools in Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “As we approach this next legislative session, one of my top goals is to improve education by investing more in our teachers and students. I look forward to taking the examples and ideas provided by tremendous educators at Church Hill Middle school back to the Capitol to begin hammering out some very meaningful solutions."

Today’s event is the first of two education roundtables hosted by Governor Abbott. Tomorrow, he will speak with educators and administrators at Solar Preparatory School for Girls in Dallas, Texas.