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The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students. (read more about the agency)
November 22, 2013
Three Generation 18 charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state's application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2014-2015 school year.
November 06, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has advised the U.S. Department of Education that the State of Texas is seeking to amend its conditional waiver of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) provisions. If granted, the requested amendment would specifically address the issue of multiple assessments for Texas students taking Algebra I at the middle school level.
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.
October 17, 2013
Based on direction from the State Board of Education (SBOE), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released draft rules to be considered by the SBOE at its November meeting regarding the new high school graduation program under House Bill 5 (HB 5). Passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature, HB 5 revises the graduation program for students entering Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and all subsequent years.