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July 23, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has sent a letter to U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan seeking an extension of the state’s waiver
from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In the letter, he also
notified Secretary Duncan that the state would be adding an additional year to
the pilot program for the new teacher and principal evaluation and support
July 18, 2014
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched a
federal grant flexibility initiative aimed at
providing increased flexibility to grantees, including school districts,
charter schools, education service centers, colleges and universities and
non-profit entities that receive certain federal education grants administered
July 14, 2014
Commissioner of Education
Michael Williams today announced his appointments to a seven-member board of
managers for the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The board of
managers will be responsible for overseeing the management of the BISD,
including oversight of the district’s efforts to address and correct identified
deficiencies and to implement effective, structural and procedural improvement
strategies for long-term, positive change.
June 24, 2014
Texas Education Agency has advised all school districts and charters of the
summer deadlines to submit locally-assigned performance ratings. Under House Bill 5 passed last year by the 83rd Texas
Legislature, all districts are required to evaluate the district’s performance
and the performance of each campus in regard to community and student