TEA Time

  •  TEA Time Podcast

    TEA Time is a podcast from the Texas Education Agency that explores the latest issues in Texas public education. Episodes are recorded weekly and appear on this page.

    Episode List



  • An Introduction to Math Innovation Zones

    TEA's Director of Math Innovation Zones Andrew Hodge provides TEA Time with an introduction to Math Innovation Zones in Texas.


    A Conversation about Leander ISD’s “Grow Your Own” Teaching Program

    In this TEA Time episode, we speak with Leander ISD educator Stacy Eberwine and student Sylvia Brooks about their district's "Grow Your Own" teaching program. 


    A Conversation with the 2018-2019 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, Rhonda Peña

    A Conversation with the 2018-2019 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, Rhonda Peña, a fifth grade math and science teacher at Bryan Elementary School in the Mission Consolidated Independent School District.


    A Conversation with the 2018-2019 Texas Teacher of the Year, Jeff Wheatcraft

    A Conversation with the 2018-2019 Texas Teacher of the Year, Jeff Wheatcraft, STEM teacher at Alamo Heights Junior High School in the Alamo Heights Independent School District.


    Grow Your Own Program Overview

    In this TEA Time episode, we speak with TEA's Sheel Jagani about Texas' "Grow Your Own" teaching program and the 2019-2020 Grow Your Own grant opportunity for districts and educator preparation programs.


    FIRST Ratings

    For this edition of TEA Time, we are joined by Director of Financial Compliance David Marx, who will be discussing 2017-2018 FIRST ratings - which look at how a district is operating financially.


    A-F Accountability Results

    In this TEA Time episode, we speak with Commissioner of Education Mike Morath about the A-F Accountability ratings released this week.


    A-F Accountability Overview Part II

    Welcome back to another edition of TEA Time. We continue our visit with Commissioner of Education Mike Morath regarding the new A-F Accountability system for school districts.


    A-F Accountability Overview

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of TEA Time. Commissioner of Education Mike Morath gives us a general overview of the new A-F Accountability system.