The Texas Education Agency believes the public has a right to know how its public schools are doing. Thanks to a decision in the 1980s to create the Public Education Information Management System, known as PEIMS, Texas has one of the largest education data bases in the world. It provides a treasure trove of information for researchers, parents and the public at large to mine and learn about the workings of 1,200 districts and charters, as well as TEA. That information and other data is used to create a number of reports that provide information about a variety of topics, such as student performance, spending and implementation of legislation.
December 03, 2013
The newly published 2014 Texas School Law Bulletin is available for purchase. The Bulletin is current through the 83rd Legislative Regular and Special Sessions. The cost is $65 per copy. The cost per copy for non-profit institutions is $60. The Texas Education Agency accepts purchase orders from Texas educational institutions and government agencies only. Checks or purchase orders should be made out to the Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494. Customers may also purchase a copy of the Bulletin by contacting contact Ruth Ann Palm at (512) 463-9744 or by email at email@example.com.
October 18, 2013
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today announced the release of a new ground-breaking resource to help schools better meet the educational needs of children in foster care. This new guide,Foster Care & Student Success: Texas Systems Working Together to Transform Education Outcomes of Students in Foster Care, is a comprehensive resource that gives educatorsrelevantinformation, practical tips, and available resources to improve the educational experience of students in foster care.
August 06, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas high school on-time graduation rate has set an all-time high, reaching 87.7 percent for the Class of 2012. The graduation rate for the Class of 2012 is 1.8 percentage points higher than the previous record set by the Class of 2011 and marks the fifth consecutive year the rate has increased. Additional details are available in the Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2011-2012 report.
July 19, 2013
More than 100 bills were passed during the 2013 legislative session that deal with public education. The Texas Education Agency has produced a briefing book that describes the impact of new education laws.