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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Ratcliffe, director of media relations, email@example.com
DeEtta Culbertson, information specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
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June 17, 2013
Dozens of new laws will impact Texas public schools. A list details those education bills that became law and those that were vetoed.
June 17, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Washington D.C. as part of an ongoing dialogue with the U.S. Department of Education regarding Texas’ waiver request from specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.
June 12, 2013
Under House Bill 5 (HB 5), passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature and signed by the governor, high school students are now required to pass five State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course exams to meet the new graduation requirements.
June 10, 2013
Passing rates on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course tests were largely stable during the second year of this program, with students faring the best on science assessments and continuing to struggle with writing, according to statewide results for all 2012-13 STAAR tests released today by the Texas Education Agency.