Texas Education Agency
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.
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 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.