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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...

Commissioner Morath names TEA school finance team

June 7, 2016 11:39PM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that Leo Lopez will serve as associate commissioner and chief school finance officer and Al McKenzie will serve as director of state funding for the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

TEA designates 23 new T-STEM Academies

June 1, 2016 12:53AM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 23 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2016-2017 school year. With the addition of these 23 new campuses, Texas is now home to 121 state-designated T-STEM Academies.