HB 3 Reading Academies

Per House Bill 3 (HB 3), passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in June of 2019, all kindergarten through third grade teachers and principals must attend a teacher literacy achievement academy by the 2021-2022 school year. For simplification and to avoid confusion with other grant programs and past literacy achievement academies, the Texas Education Agency is referring to this latest requirement as the HB 3 Reading Academies.




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Authorized Providers

For Authorized Providers

Authorized Providers grant districts and educators access to the Reading Academies. They include Education Service Centers (ESCs), School Districts, Higher Ed. partners, and Non-Profits.

School Districts

For School Districts

Each School District decides how to comply with HB3, incl. which Authorized Provider to contract with, and whether to adopt a Comprehensive, Blended, or Local Implementation model.



For Educators

All Texas K-3 Educators (and Principals) except special area teachers (Art, Music, PE) must complete Reading Academies by 2022-2023. Consult your campus Principal for more guidance.

Cohort Leaders

For Cohort Leaders

Cohort Leaders are hired by an Authorized Provider, and administer the Reading Academies Blended (online) course. "Facilitators" similarly administer the Comprehensive (on-site, live) course.



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