Curriculum and instructional materials are integral parts of a public school system. The State Board of Education periodically updates the state’s curriculum standards called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Textbooks and other instructional materials are then written for children based on those standards. More than 48 million textbooks are distributed by the Texas Education Agency to Texas public school students each year.
October 29, 2014
Education Commission of the States (ECS) today released its Blueprint for College Readiness report,
which features an analysis of the top 10 critical K-12 and higher education
policies promoting college readiness and success. The State of Texas met seven
of the 10 policies emphasized in the blueprint. The report also spotlights
Texas’ campus and school district accountability system as an example of policy
for other states to follow.
October 24, 2014
Education Agency submitted its application for a federal preschool
expansion grant that, if awarded, could provide $30 million per year for four years. Jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Education and
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the new Preschool Development
Grants Program will award federal funds through a competitive process to help states
build, develop and expand voluntary, high-quality preschool programs for low-
and moderate-income families.
October 06, 2014
Data released today by the College Board shows that 2013-2014 participation
rates for Advanced Placement (AP) exams and SAT for students enrolled in Texas public
schools once again increased over the previous school year.
September 30, 2014
Twenty-five Texas public school nominated by the Texas Education Agency have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2014.