Texas’ AI Education Policy Landscape

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Student Population : 5,478,500

Official Policies

Nothing regarding AI on TEA Main Site.

In the News

Houston’s private Alpha School is using adaptive apps and AI tutors to “take the lead on core subjects like reading, math and writing”.


UT Austin has a resource called “Acceptable Use of ChatGPT and Similar AI Tools” which details allowable and prohibited uses of AI in the classroom.

Rice’s Honor Council sent out a guidance email to its community in April 2023, “explicitly prohibiting the use of artificial intelligence software such as ChatGPT without proper citation”. Its Fondren Library also has a variety of posted resources on GenAI and its use in the Rice community.

School Districts

Houston School District, TX (Population: 204,245): Being talked about on HISD forums and news outlets, but no official policies currently online.

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Dallas School District, TX (Population: 143,558): In October 2023, Artificial Intelligence was included on the DISD Student Handbook, detailing Responsible Use of AI Tools, Online Etiquette and Cybersecurity, Critical Thinking, and more. In June 2023, the district also hosted  a student debate on AI chatbots as part of the 5th Annual Charitable Foundation Invitation.

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District logo

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, TX (Population: 117,217): No real mention of AI on the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD main website.

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Northside ISD, TX (Population: 101,584): No AI policies currently posted, but the district is currently using Bark for Schools, which is “a student safety monitoring application” incorporating AI technology.

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Katy ISD, TX (Population: 88,368): AI is briefly mentioned on Katy ISD’s Student Handbook, stating that “the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generating tools for written or other work and claiming it as one’s own is prohibited”.

Further Resources

TEA Main Site

UT Austin AI Resource

Rice Limits AI

Rice and AI

Houston SD: AI Blog Post on HISD Site

Houston SD: ChatGPT to Spot Plaigerism

DISD Student Handbook AI Revisions

Katy ISD’s Student Handbook (AI mentioned on Page 75)

5th Annual Charitable Foundation Invitation AI Conversation

Alpha School AI Use

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