Establishing a school-based food pantry called the Energy Bar, spearheading an environmental campaign that redistributed 2,750 pairs of shoes, and raising funds for cancer research are just some of the ways the students selected to receive the State Board of Education’s Student Heroes Award helped their classmates and communities this year. read more arw

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today advised members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) of his decision to grant five Generation Twenty-Four charters. The five Generation Twenty-Four charter school applicants successfully completed a final step of the state’s charter application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2020-2021 school year once any contingencies are met. The five are: view article arw

SBOE Meets June 11-14

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The State Board of Education meets June 11-14 in Austin. Follow along in the agenda and watch a livestream of the meeting read more arw

State Board of Education Agenda

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Meeting Dates - April 3-5, 2019 - Agenda

For 153 years, the State Board of Education has been entrusted with managing the financial investments of the Permanent School Fund, the constitutionally prescribed, perpetual educational fund to support Texas public schools. With a market value of $44 billion, the PSF is the largest educational endowment in the country. Of that total value, $10 billion of land, mineral rights and certain real asset investments are managed by the School Land Board. The remaining $34 billion in financial investments is managed by the elected SBOE and is the subject of my comments. view article arw

Texas may change how your child understands biology when taught in a public high school classroom. The Texas' Board of Education tentatively approved changes to portions of the states Biology curriculum. Instead of asking Texas public school students to “evaluate” scientific explanations for the origins of DNA and the complexity of certain cells, the state will now ask that the students "examine" the scientific explanations for the origins of DNA and complexity of certain cells. In the past, some educators have argued that the word "evaluate" encouraged students to challenge the scientific theory of evolution and opened the door to teaching creationism. view article arw

The Georgetown Board of Trustees has hired Fred Brent as the district's newest superintendent. view article arw