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School Funding

The Texas Education Agency administers billions of dollars in both state and federal funds that support a variety of programs to benefit public education. Funds come from multiple sources, including state and federal coffers, grant organizations, the Permanent School Fund endowment, and others. This section of the TEA website includes information pertaining to all aspects of school funding, including financial audits.

Announcements

August 28, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams regarding ruling in school finance case

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling in the school finance case:“Today’s decision is just a first step on a very familiar path for school finance litigation in Texas. Regardless of the ruling at the district court level, all sides have known this is an issue that will again be resolved by the Texas Supreme Court...  

August 13, 2014

TPEIR data warehouse website completely redesigned

The Texas Education Agency recently launched a completely redesigned website for the Texas P-20 Public Education Information Resource (TPEIR), a longitudinal data warehouse that links students from pre-K through enrollment and graduation from Texas colleges (P-20).

July 18, 2014

Financial concerns cause SBOE to delay instructional materials adoption

  Concerned 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.  

June 02, 2014

Increased flexibility for federal grant funds to be available

In support of the commissioner’s priority to close the gaps in student achievement, the Texas Education Agency has launched a new initiative that provides opportunities for increased flexibility for subrecipients of federal education grants.