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Bernard in the Backseat Storybook Available to Texas Librarians

“If you love it, click it”—that’s the child-friendly message in Bernard in the Backseat, a picture book from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) that promotes the use of child safety seats. Texas librarians can help promote this important traffic safety message to families with young children by sharing the book through story times and in-school readings.

Created on Sep 5, 2018 | Last updated September 05, 2018

TEA Releases Draft ESSA State Plan for Public Comment

On July 31, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state plan for Texas for public comment. The comment period runs through Tuesday, August 29, 2017, and comments can be submitted via email at

Created on Aug 1, 2017 | Last updated August 21, 2017

Call Today! Last Chance to Impact Library Legislation

It is the last week of the 85th Texas Legislative Session and we are down to the wire! 

Two library-related bills are on the House Calendar tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23 which is the last day the House may pass Senate bills.

Please call your representative today and ask that they vote FOR these bills. Here’s the link to find out who represents you.

Created on May 22, 2017 | Last updated May 22, 2017

TEA Releases Preliminary ESSA Public Survey Results

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released preliminary results of a recently completed online survey regarding the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This preliminary report contains only the raw data output from the survey without any interpretation of the results. In addition, the documents contains only responses to the quantitative questions, the open-ended comment data will be analyzed and presented in a final report.

Created on Jan 3, 2017 | Last updated January 03, 2017

Parents, Kids, & School Libraries

Created on Jul 20, 2010 | Last updated September 09, 2011

School Libraries

Statistics & Research: School Libraries & Librarian

 CURRENT statistics from the Texas Education Agency.

Created on Apr 6, 2010 | Last updated January 31, 2018
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