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 21, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today
notified districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will
maintain initial academic performance standards (Phase-In 1) for the State of
Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) program for the
2014–2015 school year.
August 20, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today advised
members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) of his decision to grant five Generation
19 charter schools.
August 20, 2014
The Texas Education Agency today released the findings of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) survey taken by more than 83,000 educators. The survey examined whether teachers have the support necessary to teach effectively.
August 19, 2014
of Education Michael Williams has announced that the number of Texas students
in the 2014 graduating class taking the ACT college admission test hit a new