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Two Generation Twenty-One charter school applicants complete process

July 22, 2016 4:24AM
Two Generation Twenty-One charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state’s application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2017-2018 school year once any contingencies are met. The two are Compass Rose Academy (San Antonio) and Goodwater Montessori School (Georgetown).

TEA awards more than $116 million as part of Gov. Abbott's high quality pre-K initiative

July 5, 2016 12:45AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that 578 school systems across Texas will be awarded more than $116 million in grants as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s high-quality prekindergarten initiative.

Commissioner Morath receives first District of Innovation notifications

June 23, 2016 3:52AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced that eight public school districts have adopted a local innovation plan and formally notified him of that vote. Notification to the Commissioner marks completion of the new District of Innovation designation process.

State Board of Education seeks public input about assessments and accountability

June 13, 2016 11:41PM
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Commissioner Morath waives grade 5 and 8 student retesting and retention requirements

June 10, 2016 8:26AM
As a result of ongoing reporting issues with the state’s testing vendor, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the state will be removing student consequences attached to State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for fifth and eighth-grade students for the 2015-2016 school year. He also cancelled the June 21-2...