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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.
Governor Abbott Appoints DISD's Morath As Texas Education CommissionerHe will oversee the Texas Education Agency and the state’s 1,200 school districts and charter schools.
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.
Texas Wins Conditional 'No Child Left Behind' ReprieveThe U.S. Department of Education has granted Texas a conditional waiver to avoid academic accountability standards under the No Child Left Behind law.
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.
"Playing Hooky" Could No Longer Be A Crime In Texas"Playing hooky" from school would no longer be a criminal offense under a new bill that cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature Saturday. Instead, accumulating unexcused absences would mean only civil punishments. The measure now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott.
Prime Prep Academy's Charter Not RevokedThe status of the school's charter was discussed by the Texas Education Agency today in Austin.
Texas Auditor Criticizes Program Run By SchoolsState Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they're being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised.
TEA Ratings Show 24 FWISD Schools Don't Make The GradeLast year the Fort Worth Independent School District had 28 schools on the "needs improvement" list. This year there are only 24.
90 Percent Of School Districts Met Texas' Standard The Texas Education Agency says 90 percent of districts and 85 percent of schools statewide meet the state's minimum education standards, and many earned distinctions.

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