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State Board of Education seeks public input on assessments and accountability 

Make your voice heard regarding STAAR testing, school ratings, and other state accountability programs.

The State Board of Education has launched an online survey to get public feedback, concerns, and suggestions on the state’s current programs.

The survey is available in English here and in Spanish here through June 30.

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SBOE rep visits Austin HS Mexican-American studies class

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Ruben Cortez Jr., a member of the State Board of Education from District 2, visited Stephen F. Austin High School today to check on the progress of a new history class that is near and dear to his heart – Mexican-American studies. Cortez, who is from Brownsville, Texas, advocated for the new course and convinced the board to approve it in April of last year. The vote included asking the Texas Education Agency to draft new state standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, better known as TEKS) in Mexican-American history.

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