Curriculum and instructional materials are integral parts of a public school system. The State Board of Education periodically updates the state’s curriculum standards called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Textbooks and other instructional materials are then written for children based on those standards. More than 48 million textbooks are distributed by the Texas Education Agency to Texas public school students each year.
October 06, 2014
Data released today by the College Board shows that 2013-2014 participation
rates for Advanced Placement (AP) exams and SAT for students enrolled in Texas public
schools once again increased over the previous school year.
September 30, 2014
Twenty-five Texas public school nominated by the Texas Education Agency have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2014.
September 18, 2014
10, 2014, the Texas Education Agency notified the U.S. Department of Education of
its intent to submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant. Commissioner
of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement today regarding the
application process: “Over
the course of the next several weeks, agency staff will be working to design a
proposal that clearly defines how our state would utilize those federal dollars..."
September 10, 2014
of Education Michael Williams notified the U.S. Department of Education that
the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will submit an application for a federal
preschool expansion grant. The grant could be valued at as much as $30 million per year for four years.