Education

All public schools in Texas are governed by the State Board of Education (established in 1866, re-created in 1928, and re-formed in 1949 by the Gilmer-Aikin Act) and the Texas Education Agency, presently led by Commissioner of Education Mike Morath.
  • Post Secondary Education

    Post secondary education includes any educational programs that require a high school diploma.
  • Southwest Research Institute Invents the Future

    Get to know the institute that "tirelessly pursues innovation and excellence in science and technology for the betterment of humanity."
  • U.S. Senators from Texas

    Texas, as of, 1904, required that all candidates for office stood before voters in the primary. Since, the United States' Senate has had senators from Texas.
  • Elections of Texas Governors, 1845-2010

    Following are the results of elections of governors since Texas became a state in 1845. Party primaries, as well as general elections, are included whenever possible although Republican totals are not available for some early primaries.
  • Recent Changes in Public Schools

    Members of the 68th Legislature passed a historic education-reform bill in the summer of 1984. House Bill 72 came in response to growing concern over deteriorating literacy among Texas’ schoolchildren over two decades, reflected in students’ scores on standardized tests.
  • Public School State Appropriations

    Funding public education in Texas has been a top priorty throughout the last century. This fiscal year, 2020-2021, all funds financing for public education totaled over $67.5 billion, which was an increase of $7 billion from the previous funding level.
  • Today's Public School Challenges

    Public School in Texas has numerous challenges. Generally, public education will probably always be a hot button issue in Texas as parents, teachers, lawmakers, and even the students themselves continue to seek ways to improve our schools. Importantly, public education faces, perhaps, more challenges today, than ever before, as Texas' communities of color hope to open up discussions surrounding critical race theory and largely to resituate their own experiences and representation within the teaching and learning of Texas history.
  • Education

    Texas is a leader when it comes to education.
  • Religion

    Church Membership is an important aspect of Texas life and experience.
  • A Brief History of Public Education

    Education has always been at the forefront of Texas history, development, and growth. As early as 1838, President Mirabeau B. Lamar’s message to the Republic of Texas Congress advocated setting aside public domain for public schools.
  • Universities and Colleges

    These are enrollments are for the Fall Semester 2012. Total enrollments for systems include extension and continuing education students. Founding dates are for the first year of classes. Systems and community college districts with multiple campuses listed are in boldface type.
  • College Enrollments

    Institutions of higher learning were established in Texas as early as the mid nineteenth century. Today, many of these institutions continue to thrive and raise the standards of Texas higher education, as well as propel forward student enrollment to levels never seen before.
  • Rosenwald Schools in Texas

    The Rosenwald Schools, founded by Julius Rosenwald, made it possible for Black children to received an education.
  • The Beginnings of the University of Texas & Texas A&M University

    The two major university systems in Texas had slow and shaky beginnings.
  • Black Texans

    Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom for Black Texans and one of the most important holidays observed in Texas.
  • The Travis Letter

    The Travis Letter is a primary source that highlights the history of the Texas Revolution.
  • Texas Declaration of Independence

    One of the most important documents in Texas history is the Declaration of Independence.

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