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TEA News Releases Online April 7, 2014

AUSTIN — The State Board of Education is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren.

Volunteers may be nominated by individual persons or by organizations. Educational employees, elected government officials and organizations are not eligible to be nominated.

The application form is available at the Texas Education Agency website at The State Board of Education will select 15 Heroes for Children—one person from each of the 15 State Board of Education districts. Heroes will be honored during the State Board of Education’s September 2014 meeting.

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30. Applications should be sent to: 

Heroes for Children
Communications Division, Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 2-180
Austin, Texas 78701-1494

Applications may also be faxed to 512-463-9838, or emailed to For more information, please contact DeEtta Culbertson by phone at 512-463-9839 or by email at