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  • Houston ISD Order May 24 2017

    Commissioner Mike Morath has issued the following notice and order rescinding the previous order and notice of detachment of property from Houston Independent School District and annexation to Aldine Independent School District dated February 23, 2017

    Five Generation Twenty-Two charter school applicants complete process

    Five Generation Twenty-Two charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state’s charter application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2018-2019 school year once any contingencies are met.

    Commissioner Morath names Southside ISD board of managers

     Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has announced the appointment of a five-member board of managers for the Southside Independent School District in San Antonio.

    TEA launches new professional development pilot

    Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched a pilot project for six learning programs targeted at educators within select districts across the state. The pilot is part of a broader initiative in the agency’s shift towards impact-focused training and will help to form the future of professional development in Texas.

    Agreement Affirms Key Components of Teacher Evaluations in Texas

    Commissioner of Education Mike Morath said today that all major components of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) remain in place following an agreed legal agreement with various teacher organizations in the state. Student growth will remain part of statutorily-required teacher appraisal systems in either the state-recommended system or a locally-developed system a school district may wish to adopt.