TEA ends oversight of Austin schools

TEA ends oversight of Austin schools

POSTED: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:26pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:27pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state will have less oversight of some schools in Austin that have shown academic improvement.
The Texas Education Agency has ended the assignment of a state management team to the Austin Independent School District. The team had assisted the district since November 2007.
The Austin-American Statesman reported Thursday that Johnston High School ended up being closed by the state in 2008. Pearce Middle School was closed in 2009. Both campuses have since been reorganized and reopened.
TEA spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe said that only about two dozen of more than 1,200 districts and charter schools in Texas are currently assigned management teams or monitors. She says the team and Austin district worked well together.
Information from: Austin American-Statesman,

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