Texas Education Agency
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.
Duncanville school officials are standing by the integrity of their standardized test scores in spite of being criticized in an Atlanta newspaper for results that appear “suspicious.”
There have been several allegations of cheating on standardized tests at Dallas ISD schools during the past few years.
Federal and state agencies are investigating the Dallas Independent School District’s decision to use Title 1 funds to send 5,000 boys to see the film Red Tails in February.