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State News
Friday, May 12, 2017
Texas Per Pupil Spending Falls Farther Below National Average »
(CBS - DFW) Texas’ per-pupil spending continues to fall farther below the national average, despite the state Supreme...

Legislative News
Monday, June 12, 2017
Analysis: "Tax Relief" Maybe, but No Savings for Taxpayers »
(Texas Tribune)  In the midsummer special session, Texas lawmakers will be talking about your rising property taxes a...
Friday, June 2, 2017
ISDs Cut Costs to Avoid Closure as State Funding Cuts Loom »
(Texas Tribune)  Superintendents in hundreds of Texas school districts rely on a pot of state funds that expires in S...

National News
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
New IDEA Website Launched »
(ED) The new  U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Trump's Budget Eliminates Funding for Teacher Training, Class-Size Reductions »
(Education Week)  Much to the dismay of some teachers and school leaders groups, President Donald Trump's budget prop...

TEA Updates
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Approved List of PreK/K Assessment Instruments »
(TEA)  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has posted a new list of Commissioner Approved Prekindergarten and Kinderga...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Educator Misconduct Law Signed by Governor »
(TEA) Statement from Commissioner Morath regarding SB7, the educator misconduct law, signed by the Governor.  ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Update on Teacher Evaluations in Texas »
(TEA) The Commissioner has reached an agreement with various teacher organizations regarding the student growth compo...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Agreement Affirms Key Components of Teacher Evaluations in TX »
(TEA) Commissioner of Education Mike Morath said today that all major components of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Suppo...
Friday, April 28, 2017
New Ed Resources Supporting Kids in Foster Care »
(TEA) The Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and Supreme Court of Texas Children’...

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