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



  • Commissioner Morath's Conversation with ‘The Uninformed Parent’ Podcast
    In this episode of TEA Time, we bring you an excerpt from a conversation Commissioner Morath conducted last year with a Dallas-area podcast called “The Uninformed Parent.” Here, he chats with host Keri Mitchell about the A-F accountability system and how he chose the school his child attends.

    2018 Final Accountability Ratings

    As the TEA launched the A-F Accountability System in August 2018, we sat down with Commissioner Morath to discuss his thoughts about the design of the system and what he wanted parents to know. As ratings for the 2017-2018 school year are now final and available online at txschools.org, we bring you an excerpt from those previous conversations.

    An Introduction to Texas Instructional Leadership

    TEA's Director of Instructional Leadership Tim Regal introduces us to the Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL) program during this episode of TEA Time.

    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.