Michael Williams

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.
Audit Says Texas Vulnerable To School CheatingA state audit has found that the Texas Education Agency is unable to detect widespread cheating on the state's school accountability system, according to a published report.
Williams To Address State Senate Education PanelTexas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is set to speak as the state Senate Education Committee discusses several bills affecting classrooms.
Group Trying To Help Black Dallas StudentsThe DISD's African American student population is getting the attention of a community groups calling for action, as blacks continue to under-perform while other student groups gain.
New State Education Board Opens 3-Day MeetingThe State Board of Education convenes for its first meeting since November's election reshaped its ranks.
STAAR 9th Grade Passing Rates Rise After RetestsNinth-graders who failed Texas' new, tougher standardized tests the first time fared far better during retakes.
Education Chief Says Funding Talks On HoldTexas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told the Senate Finance Committee that it was premature to discuss public school funding until its court case is settled.
Williams Speaks After Perry's STAAR RemarksTexas Education Commissioner Michael Williams speaks a day after Gov. Rick Perry urged him to again delay requiring high school students to have standardized test scores factored into their final grades.
Texas Ties For The Third Best Graduation Rate In CountryTexas and five other states have tied for America's third-best high school graduation rate under a new system that makes nationwide data easier to compare.
Williams: Minority-Student Achievement Gap Too BigEducation Commissioner Michael Williams says Texas' system for rating schools should rely in part on how well districts close achievement gaps between minority and white students.
UT To Limit Automatic Admission To Top 7 PercentThe University of Texas at Austin in 2014 will limit automatic admission of freshmen to the top 7 percent of high school graduating classes.
Perry Names Tea Party Activist Head Of Texas Education Agency Tea party activist and former Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams has been named Texas' top education official.
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