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

September 10, 2014

TEA to apply for federal preschool expansion grant

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams notified the U.S. Department of Education that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant.  The grant could be valued at as much as $30 million per year for four years.

September 10, 2014

September SBOE agenda posted online

The State Board of Education will meet in Austin Sept. 16-19. The full agenda is available online.

September 05, 2014

TEA releases 2013-2014 financial accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released financial accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters across the state. The 2013-2014 ratings are based on annual financial reports provided to TEA by districts and charters from the 2012-2013 school year.  For 2013-2014, approximately 95 percent of Texas school districts passed with a FIRST rating of Standard or above.   

September 03, 2014

TEA releases metropolitan school district consolidation study

The Texas Education Agency today released a study regarding the impact of potential school district consolidation in the state’s five largest counties: Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Travis. The analysis reveals creation of such mega-districts would increase costs and would not improve student performance as a result of consolidation.