AUSTIN – The State Board of Education on Friday gave final...
12/15/09: The CTE courses approved for the 2010-2011 school year are now available on the TEA PEIMS page. If you don't know what Career Cluster your course(s) fall under, you can scroll down through this list, find your course name, and then scroll upwards to see what Career Cluster it is listed under. You will find them by clicking on this link.
At the State Board of Education meeting on November 4, 2009, they gave preliminary approval to revisions to two high school graduation plans to bring them in line with the Recommended High School Program. TIVA lobbied this past session for more flexibility in Texas' graduation plans that would allow all students more opportunities to pursue their educational and career goals. Click here to read more.
12/8/09: Commissioner of Education Robert Scott applauded the comments of congressmen and witnesses who today acknowledged the risk of making the Common Core Standards Initiative mandatory standards for all public schools. Those of you who attended the 2009 TIVA Summer Conference will remember Commissioner Scott's comments saying that states should be in charge of their own public school standards. Please read the TEA press release by clicking here.
10/15/09: RICHARDSON – Gov. Rick Perry today announced a $160 million initiative to expand the number and scope of Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (T-STEM) academies, an initiative he established in 2005. T-STEM academies have successfully provided young Texans with the resources they need to succeed in the increasingly competitive global economy.