Teachers

    Texas public schools employ more than 320,000 teachers plus about 70,000 additional professional staff members such as principals, central office administrators and others. The Texas Education Agency provides a wide array of services that help educators do their jobs. Those functions include accrediting educator certification programs, issuing teaching certificates, distributing curriculum standards and textbooks and providing standardized student tests. This web portal attempts to bring together information educators need to function effectively and efficiently as they work with the state’s 4.7 million students.

    Announcements

    October 29, 2014

    Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams Regarding the ECS Blueprint For College Readiness Report

     The Education Commission of the States (ECS) today released its Blueprint for College Readiness report, which features an analysis of the top 10 critical K-12 and higher education policies promoting college readiness and success. The State of Texas met seven of the 10 policies emphasized in the blueprint. The report also spotlights Texas’ campus and school district accountability system as an example of policy for other states to follow.  

    October 24, 2014

    Texas Safe Schools Week: Bully Prevention is Key for Safe Learning Environments

    As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today joined forces to remind districts and charter of resources available to help address and combat bullying and cyberbullying on campus.

    October 23, 2014

    Commissioner Williams directs EPISD board of managers to order 2015 elections

     In a letter to the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), Commissioner of Education Michael Williams this week directed the district’s appointed board of managers to order an election to be set on May 9, 2015. The Commissioner’s directive marks the first step in the district’s transition from the current appointed board to an elected board of trustees.

    October 23, 2014

    Texas Safe Schools Week: Shared Responsibility in Identifying, Reporting Inappropriate Educator-Student Relationships

     As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today advised that everyone in education – including students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches and staff – plays a critical role in identifying and reporting improper educator-student relationships.