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The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students. (read more about the agency)

Agency News

September 30, 2014

Permanent School Fund becomes nation's largest educational endowment

Sept. 30, 2014 Permanent School Fund becomes nation's largest educational endowment AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational en

September 23, 2014

TEA identifies 11 schools for best practice case studies project

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified 11 campuses across the state to take part in a best practices case studies project. Each of the 11 campuses were designated by TEA as High Performing and High Progress Title I Reward School.  

September 22, 2014

State secures federal waiver extension

The U.S. Department of Education notified Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that a request to extend the state’s conditional waiver from specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (more commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), has been granted.

September 19, 2014

Five Generation 19 charter school applicants complete process

Sept. 19, 2014 Five Generation 19 charter school applicants complete process AUSTIN – Five Generation 19 charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state’s application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2015-2016 school year. Originally granted