- In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Texas Senate confirmed Michael L. Williams as the state's new Commissioner of Education.
- Williams, the first African-American to hold the position in the state's history, was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in September.
- As head of the Texas Education Agency, Williams will oversee the education of five million K-12 students in both public and charter schools.
From the article:
... “I look forward to confronting the challenges ahead of us in public education and to supporting the progress of our students. While there are often differing views on how best to move Texas schools forward, I am heartened that we all share a common goal of providing the best public education for every child in our state.” ...