• September 28, 2020

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Texas Wants Schools to Pay for ACT, SAT Exams; Local

A battle is brewing between the Texas Education Agency and school districts over who should shoulder the costs of federally mandated ACT and SAT exams for certain high school students. At the center of the funding battle is a group of 109,000 students who completed high-level state math and reading tests before entering high school. […]Read More

Brown New Tech Earns T-STEM Designation from TEA

Active Learning at this West Side school got a boost of science, technology, engineering and math thanks to a new designation from the Texas Education Agency. Brown Middle School is now an official T-STEM Academy and is one of a selective number of campuses in Texas who offers a curriculum focusing on those important subjects. […]Read More

Socorro ISD Earns Tech Lending Grant, Expands Laptop Distribution to

Thursday afternoon, Socorro Independent School District officials announced that the district  had been awarded the 2018-2019 Technology Lending Grant by the Texas Education Agency to provide more students access to high-quality digital resources and courses. The $150,000 grant has allowed SISD to expand its Digitally Nurturing Academics 1:1 program (one student to one laptop) to […]Read More

Ysleta ISD Superintendent De La Torre Appointed to TEA Committee

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath announced that Ysleta Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Xavier De La Torre has been appointed to the agency’s Policy Committee on Public Education Information (PCPEI). The PCPEI is an influential committee comprised of a small group of school leaders from around the state that provides guidance affecting all […]Read More

Special Education Caps Were the Texas Legislature’s Idea, Educators Say

After a federal report blasted Texas for failing kids with disabilities, educators and public education advocates are pointing the finger directly at state legislators who, they argue, first suggested capping special education to keep costs low. The U.S. Department of Education last week released a monitoring report, after a 15-month investigation, finding that the Texas Education Agency […]Read More

Eleven Texas School Boards Ordered to the Classroom

The Texas Education Agency told 11 school boards and superintendents they must take special training because their plans for fixing underperforming schools haven’t made the grade. The superintendents and elected school boards of 11 Texas districts — including Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth — have been ordered by the state education agency to attend two-day […]Read More

State Representative Calls for Suspension of Texas’ STAAR Exam

A state representative who has passed legislation aimed at reeling in Texas’ standardized testing regime is calling on the state to ditch required STAAR exams while it “tries to iron out STAAR’s many kinks.” State Rep. Jason Isaac’s proposal comes the week after the Texas Education Agency announced it was penalizing the New Jersey-based company that […]Read More

Education Chief: Texas’ future depends on success of “Brown and

Mike Morath, a 38-year-old North Texas businessman-turned public education devotee and school choice advocate, is Texas’ new education commissioner. Gov. Greg Abbott last month named the sophomore Dallas school district trustee to head the massive Texas Education Agency, lauding him as a “proven education reformer” and “change agent.” Known for his controversial — and ultimately unsuccessful — effort to free […]Read More