Texas Education Agency releases 2020 Annual Report and SY 2019-20 Pocket Edition
Robust response to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ensured Texas public school students continue to have their educational needs met
The Agency’s Annual Report promotes the progress and advancements taking place in Texas’s more than 1,200 public school systems. It also serves as a helpful resource for illustrating areas where Texas must maintain its investment in ensuring every student, regardless of circumstance, is prepared for success in college, a career, or the military.
The 2020 Annual Report focuses on key areas of achievement based on the Agency’s Strategic Priorities:
- Recruit, Support, and Retain Teachers and Principals;
- Build a Foundation of Reading and Math;
- Connect High School to Career and College; and
- Improve Low Performing Schools.
Notably, the report chronicles the Agency’s comprehensive response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Through authorization from legislative leadership and Governor Abbott, TEA and the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) have administered the disbursement of more than $2 billion from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding has provided critical support to schools, students, teachers, and families with immediate educational needs related to COVID-19.
The Agency is also releasing today its School Year (SY) 2019-20 Pocket Edition, which annually provides a detailed, easy-to-access overview of the public school landscape in Texas with details on student population, students by program, Special Education services, Kindergarten readiness, and a summary of public education spending for fiscal year (FY) 2019.