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    Agency News

    September 30, 2014

    Permanent School Fund becomes nation's largest educational endowment

    Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational endowment in the country.

    September 30, 2014

    25 Texas schools receive 2014 national Blue Ribbon honors

     Twenty-five Texas public school nominated by the Texas Education Agency have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2014.

    September 23, 2014

    TEA identifies 11 schools for best practice case studies project

    Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified 11 campuses across the state to take part in a best practices case studies project. Each of the 11 campuses were designated by TEA as High Performing and High Progress Title I Reward School.  

    September 22, 2014

    State secures federal waiver extension

    The U.S. Department of Education notified Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that a request to extend the state’s conditional waiver from specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (more commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), has been granted.