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26 Texas schools nominated for 2017 national Blue Ribbon honors

January 11, 2017 8:44PM
The Texas Education Agency today announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2017 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.

Texas Rural Schools Task Force to host regional forums

January 10, 2017 10:15PM
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced that the Texas Rural Schools Task Force will host a series of regional forums across the state in January and February. Created by Commissioner Morath in 2016, the Texas Rural Schools Task Force is charged with identifying current challenges and best practices for rural school districts state...

Statement of Commissioner Morath regarding public release of A-F work-in-progress report

January 5, 2017 5:55AM
The 84th Legislature passed House Bill 2804, changing the Texas school accountability system so that every campus and district receives one of five ratings from A-F. The ratings will be issued for the first time in August 2018. The law requires the Texas Education Agency to present a preliminary work-in-progress report noting potential grades by...

TEA releases ESSA survey results

December 29, 2016 1:17AM
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released results of a recently completed online survey regarding the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Seven schools spotlighted in TEA best practice case studies

December 19, 2016 1:48AM
AUSTIN – The TEA has spotlighted seven campuses across the state as part of a best practices case studies project which highlights how each campus, designated by TEA as High Performing and High Progress Title I Reward Schools, excels in critical areas such as academic performance, teacher quality, school climate and leadership effectiveness.