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.
December 13, 2013
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified Title I schools and charters eligible for additional federal funding to strengthen performance on its campuses. The identification is a component of the state’s conditional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.
December 09, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that he has named Monica Martinez as Associate Commissioner for Standards and Programs for the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
December 05, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today joined Milken Family Foundation Co-Founder and Chairman Lowell Milken in presenting the 2013 Milken Educator Award to Christal Bookhamer, an eighth-grade science teacher in the Joshua Independent School District (JISD).
December 03, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today he has selected Margie Johnson – an attorney with more than 15 years of prosecutorial experience – to lead the new Texas Education AgencyOffice of Complaints, Investigations and School Accountability.