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.
April 17, 2014
The Texas Education Agency today announced that
two students have been selected to represent Texas as delegates to the 2014
National Youth Science Camp. The National Youth Science Camp, one of the
nation’s premier programs in secondary science education, is an annual summer
forum where two delegates representing each state exchange ideas with leading
scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds.
April 14, 2014
Texas Commissioner of
Education Michael Williams today announced his decision to appoint a board of
managers to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District
(BISD). The Commissioner also announced his intent to name a new superintendent
for the district.
April 11, 2014
State Board of Education Friday broadened its call for new textbooks for Special
Topics in Social Studies to include but not be limited to, Mexican American
Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Asian American
April 10, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael
Williams announced that the 2013
Snapshot: School District Profiles is available on the Texas Education Agency website.