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Updates from the Capitol

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During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide daily reports on legislative action. These updates are provided below and compiled and emailed weekly via the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

TCTA calls for coordination of school mental health services

Aug 11, 2022

TCTA submitted testimony outlining the need for coordinating referral and provision of mental health services by a school-based mental health…

Testing bills approved by House

May 13, 2021

Two more bills related to state standardized tests have passed the House and are headed to the Senate. Another, reducing state testing to only those…

Bill reducing STAAR testing passes House

May 8, 2021

HB 764 by Rep. Matt Krause passed the House Saturday on a vote of 136-6. The bill addresses several testing issues, including reducing required STAAR…

House committee considers bills reducing STAAR testing

Apr 13, 2021

The House Public Education Committee heard 30 bills in another long meeting Tuesday. Among the bills were three (HB 764 by Rep. Matt Krause, HB 2800…

TX House members ask Morath for STAAR opt out

Feb 8, 2021

A large, bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers has sent a letter to Education Commissioner Mike Morath, asking him to create a mechanism that would…