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Due Process Hearing Program

Information and link to Special Education Due Process Hearing Decisions and information about the due process hearing program.

Mediation Program

Information about the special education mediation program and other mediation related resources.

General Information

General information including free and low cost legal services list, links to laws, rules and helpful special education information.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services' letter to TEA responding to TEA's inquiry regarding whether a state educational agency may dismiss claims raised in a state special education complaint that were released in a previous resolution session or mediation settlement agreement.

 

 

 

For more information on special education, including special education complaints, visit the Special Education Division webpage.

August 21, 2014

STAAR performance standards maintained for 2014-2015

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today notified districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will maintain initial academic performance standards (Phase-In 1) for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) program for the 2014–2015 school year.

August 20, 2014

Commissioner Williams sends charter school decisions to SBOE

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today advised members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) of his decision to grant five Generation 19 charter schools.

August 20, 2014

TEA releases TELL survey highlights

The Texas Education Agency today released the findings of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) survey taken by more than 83,000 educators. The survey examined whether teachers have the support necessary to teach effectively.

August 19, 2014

Number of Texas students taking ACT hits new high

Commissioner 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 high.