TEA News Releases 2012

Official news releases issued by the Texas Education Agency in 2012 are listed below.

Commissioner Williams names final member of the EPISD board of managers (12-21-2012)

Alvin teacher wins $25,000 Milken award (12-7-2012)

Commissioner Williams appoints El Paso ISD Board of Managers (12-6-2012)

Texas Education Agency seeks public comment on new accountability system (12-4-2012)

Commissioner Williams names Lang senior advisor on charter school turnaround (12-4-2012)

Commissioner Williams defers 15 percent grading policy for 2012-2013 school year (11-30-2012)

Texas graduation rates top the charts (11-27-2012)

SBOE approves eight new charter schools (11-16-2012)

SBOE to honor 15 Texans with 2012 Heroes for Children Award (11-12-2012)

Commissioner Williams announces expansion of Project Share student resources (11-9-2012)

Advanced Placement participation and scores increase in Texas (10-9-2012)

Permanent School Fund sees strong finish to fiscal year (10-2-2012)

TEA launches college and career planning website (10-1-2012)

Leaders in science and energy among those honored for supporting Texas public schools (9-28-2012)

SAT participation climbs in Texas (9-24-2012)

Texas announced charter school assistance initiative (9-21-2012)

23 districts selected High Performance Schools Consortium members (9-19-2012)

Presidential Award finalists named for Texas (9-13-2012)

16 Texas schools earn 2012 Blue Ribbon honors (9-7-2012)

Project Share reaches, exceeds 1 million users (9-5-2012)

Texas SUCCESS provides free online math and reading resources (8-30-2012)

Statement about Michael Williams' selection as commissioner (8-27-2012)

TEA announces new transparency website for charter school applications (8-23-2012)

Texans take ACT admissions test in record number (8-22-2012)

2012 AYP requirements rise (8-8-2012)

Texas high school graduation rate reaches all-time high (8-3-2012)

Permanent School Fund to generate $1.7 billion for next biennium (7-20-2012)

Bond Program wins 2012 Best of Texas award (7-13-2012)

Initial STAAR results released (6-8-2012)

Texas African-American students rank fourth nationally on eighth-grade science NAEP (5-10-2012)

Commissioner Robert Scott announces resignation (5-1-2012)

Texas receives $33 million grant for GEAR UP program (4-27-2012)

Performance standards for STAAR to be phased in (4-24-2012)

SBOE approves math standards, textbook rules (4-20-2012)

State award honors businesses that support employee volunteerism in public schools (3-20-2012)

Districts and campuses recognized for exceptional use of High School Allotment funds (3-13-2012)

Robert Durón joins TEA as deputy commissioner (3-2-2012)

97 percent of Texas districts and charters earn full accreditation status (3-1-2012)

Texas graduation rate 10th highest among 34 states (2-21-2012)

Commissioner defers 15 percent grading policy for one year (2-17-2012)

Pflugerville teacher receives $25,000 Valentine surprise (2-14-2012)

SBOE gives preliminary approval to new math standards (1-27-2012)

TEA launches new GED ordering system (1-26-2012)

26 Texas schools nominated for 2012 Blue Ribbon honors (1-9-2012)


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