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.
September 10, 2014
of Education Michael Williams notified the U.S. Department of Education that
the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will submit an application for a federal
preschool expansion grant. The grant could be valued at as much as $30 million per year for four years.
August 19, 2014
of Education Michael Williams has announced that the number of Texas students
in the 2014 graduating class taking the ACT college admission test hit a new
August 13, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.
August 11, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the
Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board and Texas Workforce Commission, has made available a graduation toolkit
for students, parents and school counselors.