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TCTA follows and compiles the latest news impacting teachers and other classroom personnel. We actively monitor and bring you the latest information from the Texas Education Agency, the State Board of Education, the State Board for Educator Certification, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the U.S. Department of Education. We also include summaries of the latest news in the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

Public input sought on TEA's proposed curriculum that includes religious content

Jun 6, 2024

TEA recently released thousands of pages of instructional materials in a proposed elementary school curriculum that drew immediate criticism from…

TEA report shows decrease in state's per-student funding since 2014

Jun 6, 2024

Data from TEA shows inflation-adjusted per-student funding for the state’s public schools has decreased since 2014.

TRS approves ActiveCare rates for 2024-25 school year

May 3, 2024

Rates for TRS-ActiveCare participants will increase in the 2024-25 school year.

TEA announces training for new T-TESS Alternate Domain I

May 2, 2024

TEA is planning appraiser training sessions to prepare for the implementation of an optional Alternate Domain 1 for T-TESS this fall.

TEA proposes removing lesson design from teacher pedagogy standards

May 2, 2024

SBEC discussed a proposal to remove "lesson design" from teacher pedagogy standards during its April meeting.

Kendra Scott Gives Back to TCTA on April 27-28

Apr 24, 2024

TCTA will get 20% of proceeds from Kendra Scott purchases made April 27-28 with our giveback code.

State leaders ask TRS to improve Medicare Advantage program

Apr 18, 2024

Texas Senate leaders sent a letter asking the TRS Board of Trustees to reduce premiums for the TRS-Care Medicare Advantage program.

SBOE instructs SBEC to do a better job pursuing a Texas-specific pedagogy test

Apr 16, 2024

At its April meeting, the State Board of Education narrowly voted to let SBEC’s edTPA rule go forward but with pointed instructions to SBEC that…

TEA updates list of Pre-K learning assessments for 2024-25 school year

Mar 21, 2024

TEA has published a new list of Pre-K student progress monitoring instruments for use starting with the 2024-25 school year.

New law provides lesson plan relief for teachers

Mar 21, 2024

HB 1605, includes several TCTA-initiated provisions that provide protections for teachers, including relief in certain cases from preparing weekly…