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.
August 18, 2014
The Texas Education Agency released more than 40
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) tests for
2014. The tests and answer keys are now accessible on
the agency's website.
August 12, 2014
The August issue of the Texas Education Today newsletter is now available online. It features stories about the state’s record-high graduation rate, a HB 5 graduation toolkit, the latest news from the State Board of Education and more.
August 12, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael
Williams announced today that eight teachers from across Texas have been named
finalists for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and
Science Teaching (PAEMST).
August 11, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the
Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board and Texas Workforce Commission, has made available a graduation toolkit
for students, parents and school counselors.