What is the Texas Education Agency?

Throughout this year’s Public Education Focus, readers will notice multiple references to the Texas Education Agency in news reports and graphics. The TEA is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. The agency provides leadership, guidance and support to public schools and districts.

The TEA is governed by the Texas Legislature, the U.S. Congress, the Texas State Board of Education and the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

For new laws passed by state or federal government, the TEA helps schools understand and implement them.

The agency is also responsible for distribution of state and federal funding; state standardized testing and accountability systems; data collection for schools; and, with the State Board of Education, development of statewide curriculum.

Visit https://tea.texas.gov for more information on the TEA.


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Home Helpers Home Care is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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Continued growth at Legacy West in Plano is helping to boost the local economy, according to the county’s 2020 comprehensive annual financial report. (Courtesy Legacy West)
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Thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting in Collin County freezers waiting to be claimed.

The restaurant's menu focuses on chicken wings and sandwiches. (Courtesy Hoots Wings)
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Makers Gym offers coworking amenities and studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing. (Rendering courtesy Makers Gym)
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Early voting runs April 19-27 with the election on May 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Early voting opens for races on May 1 ballot in Frisco

Contested races on the ballot include two Frisco City Council races, one Frisco ISD board of trustees race and three Collin College board of trustees races.

A new bike shop is set to open in Frisco's Rail District. (Community Impact file photo)
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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Texas Historical Commission approves relocation of Denton County's Confederate memorial

The Texas Historical Commission executive committee unanimously approved plans to relocate the Confederate monument to its new home inside the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.

The Spicy Fried Chicken Sando is one of several offerings on Fuku's menu. (Courtesy Fuku)
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The Heritage Table is reopening its restaurant in Frisco. (Community Impact file photo)
The Heritage Table sets date for Frisco reopening

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