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TEA announces ETS liquidated damages

August 22, 2016 11:36PM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency will assess Educational Testing Services (ETS) – the company responsible for the statewide delivery and administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) – with liquidated damages in the amount of $5.7 million dollars and directed ...

Commissioner Morath appoints board of managers for Children First Academy charter

August 17, 2016 4:36AM
Aug. 17, 2016 Commissioner Morath appoints board of managers for Children First Academy charter AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has appointed a board of managers to facilitate closeout activities for the Children First Academy of Dallas charter school. The charter school has two campuses one in D

TEA releases 2016 accountability ratings

August 15, 2016 12:06AM
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the 2016 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,600 campuses statewide. The ratings reveal that approximately 94 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard.

TEA releases spring 2016 STAAR assessments

August 12, 2016 3:55AM
<p>Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released all versions of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) administered in spring 2016. </p>

Ten Texas teachers named finalists for 2016 presidential award in math and science

August 10, 2016 3:41AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that ten teachers from across Texas have been named finalists for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).