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The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students. (read more about the agency)
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 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.
June 10, 2013
Governor Rick Perry today signed House Bill 5 into law. Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams attended the bill signing ceremony and issued the following statement: House Bill 5 dramatically revises the number of high school student assessments required for graduation as well as overall graduation plans in Texas...