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State News
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Rest of the Story: What the Texas A-F Letter Grades Do Not Tell You »
(Moak, Casey & Associates) The 85th Texas Legislature passed a law that requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA)...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Texas Gets F in State Spending for Education »
(Raise Your Hand Texas) Texas got an F in school spending but a B+ for equity in the Quality Counts report from Education...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Texans Think State Leaders Falling Short on Public Ed, UT/TT Poll Finds »
(Texas Tribune)  Texas voters aren't satisfied with the state's handling of public education and don't always agree o...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Texas 43rd in Latest National Rankings of Child Well-Being »
(Center for Public Policy Priorities)  Texas children cannot afford to have an inaccurate census count, as the data w...

Legislative News
Monday, August 27, 2018
Return to sender: Letters to TRS from Lt. Gov. Patrick »
(Association of Texas Professional Educators)  Earlier this month,  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released a letter sent...

Education News
Monday, August 6, 2018
DOE Approval of TX ESSA Plan Amendments; Denial of Waiver Request Related to TELPAS Changes »
The purpose of this communication is to provide information about the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) response to Te...

National News
Friday, August 24, 2018
TX may have given DeVos idea for considering allowing federal funds to arm teachers »
(Texas Tribune) Betsy DeVos is considering allowing federal funds to arm teachers. Texas may have given her the idea....
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Pressuring schools to raise test scores got diminishing returns, new study of NCLB finds »
(Chalkbeat Education News)  For the past couple of decades, school reform efforts have assumed that the answer is yes...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Principals Focus on Serving Student Social-Emotional Needs »
(The Journal)  Every 10 years the  National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) performs a sur...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Avg Teacher Salary Below Living Wage in Half the Country, Report Says »
(Education Week) The report found that despite a relatively steady rise in per-pupil funding, real teacher salaries r...

TEA Updates
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
More than 400 campuses earn all possible distinctions in 2018 accountability ratings »
(TEA) Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that more than 400 campuses that achieved a Met Standard...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
TEA releases 2018 campus accountability ratings »
(TEA)  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the 2018 state accountability ratings for more than 8,700 ca...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
TEA releases 2018 A–F district accountability ratings »
(TEA)  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the 2018 state accountability ratings for 1,200 school distric...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
TEA establishes Answers online video library »
(TEA)  Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has establish...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
2018–2019 STAAR Interim Assessments Available »
(TEA) The purpose of this communication is to notify public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of t...

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