Texas Education Commissioner Williams To Resign After Year's EndThe top education official in Texas plans to step down after the end of the year to spend more time with his spouse about 200 miles away.
90 Percent Of School Districts Met Texas' Standard The Texas Education Agency says 90 percent of districts and 85 percent of schools statewide meet the state's minimum education standards, and many earned distinctions.
Feds Grant Texas No Child Left Behind WaiverThe U.S. Education Department on Monday excused Texas from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, granting the state a reprieve from some of the standardized testing-based accountability standards it helped pioneer.
Williams: Texas Will Get A-F School Rating SystemThe state's top education official says he will direct Texas to rate schools and school districts based on letter grades A through F starting next year.
Gov. Perry Asks School To Review Emergency ProceduresState officials are directing Texas school districts to review their emergency operation plans in the wake of the school massacre in Connecticut.