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Feb 12, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 11, 2014 – For the first time, Commissioner Michael Williams from the Texas Education Agency, Commissioner Raymund Paredes of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Chairman Andres Alcantar from the Texas Workforce Commission joined together to address many of the state’s most pressing education issues at the 2014 Educate Texas Leadership Forum, announcing a collaboration to build specialized, career-focused early college high schools and a $1 million commitment from each of the three agencies to support the effort. The commissioners also announced their plans to hold meetings with business and education leaders across the state to hear directly from them what is needed to better prepare students for the careers of the future.
Sep 24, 2013
AUSTIN, TX – Educate Texas (EdTX), in partnership with Teaching Channel, today launches a new virtual professional development platform providing teachers and administrators across the state with high-quality, accessible, and on-demand examples of teaching and learning. Educate Texas is the first in the state and country to launch a statewide coaching initiative that combines in-person and online professional development support on the Teaching Channel Teams platform.
Sep 10, 2013
El PASO, TX – September 10, 2013 - Today U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited El Paso’s Transmountain Early College High School (ECHS), lauding it as an innovative learning model for districts across the country. Transmountain ECHS is a unique model that blends the rigors of early college and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum to leverage student success in school, in the workforce and in life.
Aug 15, 2013
Congratulations to the 24 schools within our network who were recognized by the Texas Education Agency for their exceptional 2012-2013 academic achievement.
Jun 20, 2013
AUSTIN – June 20, 2103 –The second annual U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013-The National Conference concluded yesterday, as Educate Texas gathered with more than 2,000 leaders and visionaries from across the country to advance the national agenda for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, policy and workforce development. A key supporter of the conference, Educate Texas hosted special Texas STEM Day programming and the STEM Innovation Zone, spearheading collaboration and discussion about the future of STEM education in Texas.