The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. Headed by the commissioner of education, TEA’s mission is to improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems. Understanding that strong classroom instruction, supported by effective instructional leaders, makes a tremendous difference in ensuring that students are progressing to achieve the state’s vision of preparing Texas public school students for success in college, career, or the military, the agency’s highest strategic priority is to recruit, support and retain teachers and principals.
The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC) was established in 2009 to bring awareness of the Holocaust, genocides, and antisemitism to Texas students, educators, and the general public by ensuring availability of resources and advising on relevant matters. In 2019, Texas legislation enabled THGAAC to establish an annual Holocaust Remembrance Week in Texas public schools.