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Monday, December 14, 2015

The following new Texas Education Agency Correspondence has been posted at the TEA website:

Dec. 14, 2015

Commissioner Williams’ statement regarding the appointment of Mike Morath

“I congratulate Mike Morath on his appointment as commissioner of education. I hope he finds this job as exciting and rewarding as I have,” said Commissioner of Education Michael Williams, who announced earlier this fall that he was resigning effective Jan. 1. “Mike’s experience as a school board member and an innovative business leader will serve him well as he makes decisions that impact our state’s more than 1,200 school districts and charters. The Texas Education Agency staff and I will do everything in our power to make this transition a smooth

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New Information from Commissioner Michael Williams

Dec. 9, 2015
Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams regarding passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act
AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement regarding today’s final passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by the U.S. Senate:
"The Every Student Succeeds Act represents a significant shift in education authority away from the federal government and a return of greater control to the state and local level. For Texas, this legislation brings an end to the ongoing requests for federal waivers made necessary by requirements few if any states could ever meet.

"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 to note that the rollout of our state’s new teacher and principal evaluation systems will continue, but without federal demands to include student test scores as a mandatory aspect."