Texas Education Agency
As thousands of kids begin their State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR tests this week, an Irving mother is taking a stand against the standardized exams… and she’s not alone.
Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards.
The number of new teachers in Texas has dropped sharply during the last four years, though education observers identify several different reasons for the change.
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.
The Texas Education Agency says 92 percent of districts and nearly 85 percent of Texas schools meet the state’s minimum standards.
The Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.
Our CBS 11 I-Team found some North Texas teachers may actually be teaching their students how to cheat.
Irving ISD is requesting a state investigation of board member, Steven Jones, over allegations he violated laws and policies governing the district.
A state budget expert testified Monday about the scope of the projected budget deficit Texas faced when the Legislature slashed public school spending by nearly $5.4 billion.
A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.
One of the top ranked schools in North Texas stepped back from a plan Thursday night to only accept new students from areas with primarily low income families.
Texas education officials said that thousands of students retaking the standardized STAAR test had to skip the electronic version due to a computer glitch.