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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)

Agency News

October 06, 2014

2013-2014 AP exam, SAT participation rates for Texas public school students increase

Data released today by the College Board shows that 2013-2014 participation rates for Advanced Placement (AP) exams and SAT for students enrolled in Texas public schools once again increased over the previous school year.

September 30, 2014

25 Texas schools receive 2014 national Blue Ribbon honors

 Twenty-five Texas public school nominated by the Texas Education Agency have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2014.

September 18, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams regarding potential federal preschool expansion grant application

 On Sept. 10, 2014, the Texas Education Agency notified the U.S. Department of Education of its intent to submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant. Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement today regarding the application process: “Over the course of the next several weeks, agency staff will be working to design a proposal that clearly defines how our state would utilize those federal dollars..."  

September 10, 2014

TEA to apply for federal preschool expansion grant

 Commissioner 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.