Curriculum and instructional materials are integral parts of a public school system. The State Board of Education periodically updates the state’s curriculum standards called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Textbooks and other instructional materials are then written for children based on those standards. More than 48 million textbooks are distributed by the Texas Education Agency to Texas public school students each year.
June 10, 2013
Governor Rick Perry today signed House Bill 5 into law. Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams attended the bill signing ceremony and issued the following statement: House Bill 5 dramatically revises the number of high school student assessments required for graduation as well as overall graduation plans in Texas...
May 20, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today joined representatives of Think Through Math (TTM), a Web-based math program, at a ceremony presenting a check for $11,367 to the American Red Cross West, Texas Relief Fund.
May 14, 2013
A new online tool is available to assist Texas teachers integrate technology into the classroom to help accommodate students with dyslexia.
May 09, 2013
The May Texas Education Today newsletter features stories about efforts to increase the number of math and science courses available to high school students; information about the 2013 accountability system, and the new Fine Arts curriculum standards.