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Education Commissioner Michael Williams

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Feds Grant Texas No Child Left Behind Waiver

The 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.

09/30/2013

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Williams: Texas Will Get A-F School Rating System

The 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.

04/02/2013

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Gov. Perry Asks School To Review Emergency Procedures

State officials are directing Texas school districts to review their emergency operation plans in the wake of the school massacre in Connecticut.

12/14/2012