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 24, 2014
Education Agency submitted its application for a federal preschool
expansion grant that, if awarded, could provide $30 million per year for four years. Jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Education and
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the new Preschool Development
Grants Program will award federal funds through a competitive process to help states
build, develop and expand voluntary, high-quality preschool programs for low-
and moderate-income families.
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..."