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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

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.

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.

August 13, 2014

TEA designates 16 new T-Stem Academies

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.