A 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.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is set to speak as the state Senate Education Committee discusses several bills affecting classrooms.
The 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.
The State Board of Education convenes for its first meeting since November’s election reshaped its ranks.
Ninth-graders who failed Texas’ new, tougher standardized tests the first time fared far better during retakes.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told the Senate Finance Committee that it was premature to discuss public school funding until its court case is settled.
Texas 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 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.
Education 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.
The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 will limit automatic admission of freshmen to the top 7 percent of high school graduating classes.
Tea party activist and former Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams has been named Texas’ top education official.
Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has defeated Gregory Parker for the Republican nomination to retain his seat on the board that has nothing to do with trains.