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  • TEA launches #IAmTXEd

    Jan. 18, 2017 AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced the official launch of #IAmTXEd, a new social media campaign intended to share the ongoing success stories of Texas teachers in the classroom.

    26 Texas schools nominated for 2017 national Blue Ribbon honors

    The Texas Education Agency today announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2017 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.

    Texas Rural Schools Task Force to host regional forums

    Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced that the Texas Rural Schools Task Force will host a series of regional forums across the state in January and February. Created by Commissioner Morath in 2016, the Texas Rural Schools Task Force is charged with identifying current challenges and best practices for rural school districts statewide.

    Statement of Commissioner Morath regarding public release of A-F work-in-progress report

    The 84th Legislature passed House Bill 2804, changing the Texas school accountability system so that every campus and district receives one of five ratings from A-F. The ratings will be issued for the first time in August 2018. The law requires the Texas Education Agency to present a preliminary work-in-progress report noting potential grades by domain to be issued to the legislature by Jan. 1, 2017. That report, which was sent to legislative members last week, is now publicly available.

    TEA releases ESSA survey results

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released results of a recently completed online survey regarding the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).