September 13, 2017      10:49 AM
TEA commissioner says he can move money to respond to Harvey
Morath says most testing dates will stay the same; Houston expects a rolling start date for a subset of schools this year
Commissioner Mike Morath
currently expects no particular changes to the state’s
testing and accountability requirements in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Morath offered a brief update on Harvey
to the State Board of Education this morning. Parents, especially in Houston
Independent School District, which will have a rolling start date for a
subset of schools this year, are lobbying to get rid of testing entirely. Asked
by board members this morning, Morath said most
testing dates are expected to remain the same.
By Kimberly Reeves