Texas public schools are required to report positive COVID-19 cases on their school campuses. The TEA and DSHS will update the data webpage weekly on Wednesdays.
The State of Texas has launched a database to track the COVID-19 cases at public schools.
More than a week after the TEA released its guidelines to reopening schools in the fall, the agency released updates to allow for a virtual learning start to the school year.
The state says the funding will be used by the TEA to purchase and distribute devices, hotspots, routers, and more based on specific needs identified by local education agencies.
TEA issues return to school guidelines, and the response by the Houston Federation of Teachers isn't positive.
On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency announced that students should be able to go back to their classrooms in the fall.
The Texas Education Agency announced guidelines for students to return to school, whether they choose to learn in a safe on-campus environment or remotely.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing for millions of students.
On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott reportedly told lawmakers in a phone call that students will soon be able to return to class. Many questions still remain, but the move would allow schools to re-open this fall.
HISD says its current 2020-21 academic year calendar allows for a later start date which could be beneficial during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the new guidance on graduations, Abbott announced Tuesday he will be issuing an Executive Order to expand the list of businesses and activities allowed to reopen in Texas.
"In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall remain temporarily closed to in-person classroom attendance and shall not recommence before May 4, 2020."
Gov. Abbott is also asking the federal government to waive federal testing requirements.
Parents, faculty, and students all want the same thing, for the TEA to leave them alone.
Documents from a Travis County court side with HISD's request to impose a temporary injunction on the state takeover.
A judge has made a decision that will stop the Texas Education Agency from taking over Houston Independent School District for the time being.
A federal judge in Austin dismissed a suit by HISD to stop the TEA takeover.
Georgia Clark taught English at Carter Riverside High School and complained, in what she thought was a private tweet to President Trump, about her school being overrun by illegal immigrants.
The Houston Federation of Teachers says the proposed state takeover of the Houston Independent School District is unconstitutional under U.S. and Texas law because it disenfranchises and discriminates against people based on race and national origin.
The Texas Education Agency is hosting a series of meetings to provide information and gain feedback from the community to help with their take over process. But it left concerned parents and faculty members of Wheatley unsatisfied since they feel their questions aren’t being answered.