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STAAR results for first 2016 administration of fifth and eighth grade reading, mathematics released

April 28, 2016 11:38PM
Approximately three-quarters of the state’s fifth and eighth graders successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) reading and mathematics tests, according to preliminary results released today by the Texas Education Agency. The results reflect passing rates for the spring 2016 administration of STAAR in March.

TEA announces 13 Early College High School Demonstration Site grants

April 25, 2016 4:52AM
The Texas Education Agency, working with Education Service Center Region 13 in Austin, today announced that Early College High School (ECHS) Demonstration Site grants have been awarded to 13 campuses across the state.

Media Advisory: State commissioners to meet in San Antonio as part of Governor's Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative

April 24, 2016 10:16PM
As part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath and Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes will host a media availability immediately following a regional workforce and education forum with local business and education leaders fr...

Commissioner Morath grants waivers for Houston area schools hit by flooding

April 20, 2016 6:07AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced that he will grant two missed instructional day waivers for school systems in Houston area counties that fall within Gov. Greg Abbott’s state of disaster declaration. School systems in this area have been severely impacted by flooding this week preventing schools from opening.

MEDIA ADVISORY: TEA hosts pre-selection board of managers training in Edgewood ISD

April 20, 2016 3:49AM
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will host a pre-selection board of managers training session for the Edgewood Independent School District on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Guerra Conference Center, 1930 Herbert Lane, in San Antonio.