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New resources supporting educational needs of students in foster care now available

April 27, 2017 12:07PM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission have collaborated to develop a new guide entitled Information Sharing Between Child Welfare and Schools: Maintaining Privacy and Promoting Educational Success.

TEA announces early college high school designations

April 27, 2017 3:55AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced approval of 41 new Early College High School (ECHS) designations for the 2017-2018 school year.Early college high schools are innovative high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and either an associate degree or at least 60 c...

TEA establishes #IAmTXEd website

April 11, 2017 11:19PM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today a new website (www.tea.texas.gov/iamtxed) featuring the educator profiles published in the agency’s successful #IAmTXEd social media campaign. Launched in December 2016, the #IAmTXEd campaign collects and shares the ongoing success stories of Texas educators whose work is leading to greater s...

Texas Rural Schools Task Force issues report

April 4, 2017 11:50PM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that, following almost a year of work across the state, the Texas Rural Schools Task Force has released a report, Texas Rural Schools Task Force: Elevating Support for Texas Rural and Small Schools. Created by Commissioner Morath in 2016, the Texas Rural Schools Task Force was charged with id...

Commissioner Morath announces extended Beaumont ISD transition

April 4, 2017 7:38AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that members of the current board of managers in the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) have agreed to stay in position for an extended period of time to ensure a smooth and effective transition for the community.