Online Store

Follow us...
Twitter Flickr You Tube Logo facebook

How Do I...

The Communications and State Board of Education Support Division is the agency's initial point of contact for the members of the media. The division produces products such as news releases and newsletters, oversees website content and provides general statistical information to the public.

 Contact staff in the TEA Communications Division by: 

 Phone:  (512) 463-9000 


 Fax:  (512) 463-9838

 U.S. Mail:  1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701


Gene Acuna, director of Communications,

Debbie Ratcliffe, director of media relations,

DeEtta Culbertson, information specialist,

News and Information

Press releases are regularly posted on the web.

To receive press releases via email, please go to and select "press releases" from the drop down menu to subscribe to our listserv. You may also subscribe to other listservs at this address.

To receive email notification when a new edition of the Texas Education Today newsletter is posted, please go to and select "Texas Education Today newsletter" from the drop down menu.

Awards and Recognition

Learn about award programs sponsored by the Texas Education Agency, such as the Teacher of the Year program, the Blue Ribbon Schools program and more. 

Social Media

Follow TEA on Twitter and Facebook.

Subscribe to TEA's RSS feeds

Visit Texas Education on iTunesU.

Follow TEA on YouTube.

Find additional social media sources.


Photos of TEA and State Board of Education events are available on Flickr.


April 17, 2014

Two Texas students selected for National Youth Science Camp

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

Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  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

Proclamation 2016 to include ethnic studies materials

 The 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 Studies.

April 10, 2014

2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles now available on TEA website

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that the 2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles is available on the Texas Education Agency website.