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.
August 13, 2014
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.
August 12, 2014
The August issue of the Texas Education Today newsletter is now available online. It features stories about the state’s record-high graduation rate, a HB 5 graduation toolkit, the latest news from the State Board of Education and more.
August 11, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the
Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board and Texas Workforce Commission, has made available a graduation toolkit
for students, parents and school counselors.
July 18, 2014
that school districts might struggle to pay for new instructional materials that
are scheduled for implementation in fall of 2015, the State Board of Education
voted to push its scheduled adoption of Proclamation 2016 instructional
materials out by one year.