North Texas School Districts Criticize TEA's New Rating SystemThe TEA has released letter grades for each public school district in the state. But many North Texas districts were already criticizing the new rating system, even before the ratings were released.
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.
State Education Agency: 84% Of Schools Met Standard The Texas Education Agency says 92 percent of districts and nearly 85 percent of Texas schools meet the state's minimum standards.
New Ratings Coming From Texas Education AgencyThe 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.
Williams: Texas Will Get A-F School Rating SystemThe state's top education official says he will direct Texas to rate schools and school districts based on letter grades A through F starting next year.
Williams: Minority-Student Achievement Gap Too BigEducation Commissioner Michael Williams says Texas' system for rating schools should rely in part on how well districts close achievement gaps between minority and white students.