The Division of Regional Services is home to four units within the Texas Education Agency.
The Office of Education Service Center Liaison encompasses functions related to managing the relationship between the Texas Education Agency and the twenty Regional Education Service Centers.
The Division of Regional Services serves as the contact for Resources for Military Families in Texas, including participation in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The division facilitates the work of the compact and alternate compact commissioners representing Texas to the compact commission. The division assists military families, who have moved to Texas from a compact state, to enter school, be appropriately placed, and graduate.
The division also serves as the agency's Homeland Security contact for weather-related and natural disasters. The division works with the Texas Emergency Management Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety to coordinate services to impacted individuals and regions of the state.
Finally, the Division of Regional Services provides assistance in the following areas:
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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.