Texas

Texans Continue to Respond to Check State Plans

In a blog post, Texas Aspires’ Molly Weiner argues that, “We must make bold, ambitious choices in the coming years to rapidly improve public education in Texas,” and policymakers must be “thoughtful and meticulous about how we measure performance, regardless of the discomfort we might...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Hawaii: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Illinois: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Indiana: Final...

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TEA Releases Results of ESSA Public Survey

The Texas Education Agency released the results of the state’s ESSA public survey. Participants voted for “critical thinking skills, development of interpersonal skills such as public speaking, and access and completion to advanced-level coursework” to help students be successful. The TEA is scheduled to release...

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Texas Education Commissioner Seeks Input from the Community

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath is seeking input from Texas families and taxpayers on ESSA implementation. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will use an online survey to “help determine how the federal law can be used to improve accountability, funding, school advancement, and grant-making systems.”

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