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TEA, Texas PBS and United Ways of Texas launch Start Smart Texas

October 16, 2017 12:31PM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced the launch of Start Smart Texas, a collaborative effort between the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas PBS and the United Ways of Texas.

TEA, Texas School Safety Center partner for Oct. 15-21 Safe Schools Week

October 16, 2017 3:21AM
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) today renewed their annual partnership for the 2017 Texas Safe Schools Week, Oct. 15 - 21. TEA and TxSSC share a mutual goal of assuring all public schools are places where students, parents, teachers and administrators feel secure during each school day.

Mental Health Task Force created for Texas schools and universities affected by Hurricane Harvey

October 11, 2017 5:15AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced the establishment of the Hurricane Harvey Task Force on School Mental Health Supports to mobilize the statewide mental health response in Texas schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Commissioner Morath announces 2017-2018 ADA adjustments for eligible school districts hit by Hurricane Harvey

October 9, 2017 8:09AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced that certain school districts and charter schools within the Governor’s state disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey will be eligible for an adjustment to their average daily attendance (ADA) funding for the 2017-2018 school year, holding them harmless for losses of funding due to enrollme...

26 Texas public schools receive 2017 national Blue Ribbon honors

September 28, 2017 9:29AM
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 26 Texas public schools have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2017. The schools were nominated earlier this year for the honor by the Texas Education Agency.