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April 30, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced today that he will attend the first formal meeting of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) board of managers. The meeting, which will include an official swearing-in ceremony and selection of board officers, will take place on Tuesday, May 7, in El Paso.
April 24, 2013
Commissioner Michael L. Williams today met with administrators, educators and students in the West Independent School District to assess the district’s needs for the remainder of the school year. West ISD began classes this week following a tragic explosion that devastated the community on April 17.
April 23, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced the four components that will be part of the new 2013 state accountability system for school districts, campuses and charters in Texas. The first ratings under this system will be issued by the Texas Education Agency on August 8, 2013.
April 22, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams issued the following statement today: “I commend the hard work of administrators, educators and staff at the West Independent School District in their effort to restart school today. The Texas Education Agency continues to stay in contact with Superintendent Marty Crawford to assure they have the support needed to provide for the educational needs of West ISD students through the end of the school year. That goal has been made easier thanks to the outpouring of assistance from school districts across the area and around the state. It is a testament to the people of West and to our state’s spirit of helping one another.”