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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 28, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams regarding ruling in school finance case

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling in the school finance case:“Today’s decision is just a first step on a very familiar path for school finance litigation in Texas. Regardless of the ruling at the district court level, all sides have known this is an issue that will again be resolved by the Texas Supreme Court...  

August 22, 2014

SSI grades 5 and 8 STAAR mathematics requirement suspended for 2014-2015

School districts and charters have been advised by Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that due to the transition to revised statewide curriculum standards in mathematics, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments for grades 5 and 8 mathematics will be administered only once in the 2014–2015 school year.  

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.