The Latest TEA News

The latest news from the Texas Education Agency is available through news releases, online correspondence, mailing lists, and other posted information.

  • Student Testing & Accountability

    Student Testing & Accontability

     Grade 5 and 8 student retesting requirements waived

    As a result of ongoing reporting issues with the state’s testing vendor, TEA announced that the state will be removing student consequences attached to STAAR for fifth and eighth-grade students this year.










  • Texas Schools

    Texas Schools

     Three Charter Applicants Approved

      Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced May 31 that he plans to grant three Generation Twenty-One charters. The State Board of Education will review the decisions July 20-22 and it has the authority to veto any new charter approved by the commissioner. 




  • About

    About TEA

    Eight ISDs Become Districts of Innovation

    Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that eight public school districts have adopted a local innovation plan and formally notified him of that vote. Notification to the Commissioner marks completion of the new District of Innovation designation process.