April 30, 2015

TEA Releases Results of ESSA Public Survey

January 1, 2017

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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TEA and Education Commissioner Meet with Stakeholders on Implementation Options

November 4, 2016

Lauren Callahan, an information specialist with the Texas Education Agency, said TEA and Education Commissioner Mike Morath have “held, and will continue to hold, meetings with education service center directors, district superintendents and advisory committees about the various implementation options” Texas has under ESSA. Callahan...

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Texas Education Commissioner Seeks Input from the Community

October 21, 2016

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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Association of Texas Professional Educators Holds Meetings in D.C. to Discuss ESSA

June 29, 2016

Members of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) held meetings in Washington, D.C. with the Dept. of Education and the Senate and House education committees to discuss ESSA implementation, providing perspectives from Texas classrooms.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issues statement on ESSA

December 9, 2015

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement on ESSA: “The Texas Education Agency will now focus on working through the specific details of this federal legislation to help explain to our districts and charters the many aspects included in this bill. It’s important...

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