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.
October 29, 2014
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
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
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
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.