Texas Education Agency
Texas has seen a significant increase in the number of its public-school students considered English-language learners but is cutting funding to bilingual programs vital to ensuring they succeed, an expert told the state’s sweeping school finance trial Tuesday.
The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 will limit automatic admission of freshmen to the top 7 percent of high school graduating classes.
The upcoming Texas Board of Education elections will determine how much control social conservatives who have waged ideological battles in the past will have on the panel.
More students in Texas have taken the SAT but their average scores for reading, math and writing are down.
A record number of Texas school districts now have to give up money to the state. According to the Texas Education Agency, an additional 23 state school districts are now considered property wealthy.
The Texas Education Agency said that it will seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to avoid federal accountability standards imposed by the ‘No Child Left Behind’ law.
Tea party activist and former Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams has been named Texas’ top education official.
Nearly half of Texas public and charter schools failed to meet federal accountability standards based on the No Child Left Behind Law.
Texas’ on-time high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high, increasing 1.6 percent to 85.9 percent for the Class of 2011.
Incoming Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles got the approval Saturday to ask the state for another year to earn his required superintendent certification.
Some 1,119 school districts across Texas will delay for a year a requirement that the results of the STAAR test count toward ninth graders’ final grades.
When Scott steps down this summer from the agency that oversees the public education of Texas’ nearly 5 million students, he will be the longest serving education commissioner of the past two decades.