Mexican-American Textbook In Texas Slammed As RacistA textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a reflection of serious academic study.
Texas Education Agency Defends Updated Teacher EvaluationsThe Texas Education Agency has defended an updated appraisal system for teachers that some critics say is not fair to educators.
Some Online STAAR Test Takers Face GlitchAdministrators are trying to determine whether some students taking an online version of the STAAR test lost answers in a computer glitch. Problems were reported in the Austin, Bryan and Arlington areas.
DISD's Morath Sworn In As Texas Education CommissionerFormer Dallas school board member Mike Morath has taken over as head of the Texas Education Agency.
Texas Education Commissioner Appointee Opens Up"My job is to deliver outcome improvements," says Mike Morath.
Texas Politicians To Discuss Rise In Inappropriate Teacher, Student RelationshipsThe recent rise in the number of inappropriate student-teacher relationships in Texas has caught the eye of lawmakers.
Texas Agency: 4 Districts Violated Law On Disabled StudentsFour Texas school districts violated federal law by not properly evaluating students with disabilities before sending them to court for missing school, a state agency's investigation has found.
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.
FWISD Aims To Improve Elementary School RatingsThe test scores at many campuses in the Fort Worth Independent School District have improved over last year, but there is still progress to be made.
Controversy In Birdville ISD Over Rebel Mascot Catches TEA AttentionThe TEA responded to a complaint by local activist Reverend Kyev Tatum of allegation involving discrimination and hostility.
Prime Prep Academy Students Get TEA HelpState education officials will help find new schools for the students of a now-closed North Texas academy that was co-founded by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.
STAAR Results Show Graduation OutlookTest results show that nearly 10 percent of all Texas high school seniors are not on track to graduate this year, the Texas Education Agency reported on Thursday.