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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 24, 2014

Preschool Development Grant Application

 The Texas Education Agency submitted its application for a federal preschool expansion grant that, if awarded, could provide $30 million per year for four years. Jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the new Preschool Development Grants Program will award federal funds through a competitive process to help states build, develop and expand voluntary, high-quality preschool programs for low- and moderate-income families.  

October 07, 2014

October Texas Education Today Newsletter Posted

Learn about the number one educational endowment in the country, a 3-year high school graduation plan and a debate over entrance requirements for educator preparation programs in the October issue of Texas Education Today.

September 30, 2014

Permanent School Fund becomes nation's largest educational endowment

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational endowment in the country.

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.