Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that eight Texas school systems have been selected to be part of the Lone Star Governance (LSG) Exemplar Cohort II. The cohort is designed for local governing teams – school board members and their superintendents – that aspire to leverage a continuous improvement mindset and framework in order to have the greatest impact on student performance and outcomes.
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Early Learning Council are conducting a statewide birth-five needs assessment to better understand the needs of those accessing, providing, and supporting early childhood programs and services for children ages birth to five.
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today joined Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, at a surprise ceremony in the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District to present Krystal Contreras with the Milken Educator Award. The national award recognizes exemplary elementary and secondary school teachers, principals and specialists who are furthering excellence in education.
The Texas Education Agency today released accreditation statuses for school districts and charter schools across the state. Accreditation statuses are based on state academic accountability ratings, the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (known commonly as School FIRST), data reporting, special program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath today announced the release of TEA’s 2018 Annual Report on Texas public schools.
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced that 15 school districts and open-enrollment charter schools and one Education Service Center have been selected to launch Texas Education Agency (TEA) Math Innovation Zones for the 2019-2020 school year.
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that 36 applicants, representing Texas school districts and educator preparation programs, have been awarded funding through the 2019-2021 Grow Your Own Grant Program, Cycle 2.
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath today released the following statement after it was announced that current TEA Chief Deputy Commissioner of Academics Penny Schwinn has been appointed by Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee to serve as his state’s new Commissioner of Education:
The Texas Education Agency today announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the 2017–2018 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).