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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.

TRS Board discussing plans for office space, 13th checks (UPDATE: both items approved)

Sep 16, 2021

The TRS Board is considering several weighty items during its September meeting, none more controversial than planning its future office space.

TEA clarifies available funding for teacher tutoring compensation

Sep 16, 2021

In response to members' questions, TCTA asked TEA to highlight the funding sources districts could use to pay teachers for tutoring under HB 4545.

President's plan to get pandemic under control includes masks, vaccines and testing in schools

Sep 10, 2021

On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden announced a six-part plan aimed at getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

Texas Supreme Court says school mask mandates can stay, for now

Aug 20, 2021

The Texas Supreme Court said school district mask mandates can stay in place while lawsuits make their way through the lower courts.

6 TCTA members named 2022 Regional Teachers of the Year

Aug 20, 2021

Six TCTA members were named 2020 Regional Teachers of the Year in TASA's annual Texas Teachers of the Year program. They will be honored at a banquet…

SB 15 would allow some continued remote instruction

Aug 12, 2021

While most parents and educators are looking forward to a return to in-person instruction, districts have been asking state leaders to allow for…

Big districts require masks, defying governor's order

Aug 12, 2021

With the delta variant contributing to a spike in COVID-19 cases across Texas, many of the state's largest school districts issued mask mandates this…

The Upsides and Downsides of School Funding

Jul 1, 2021

In the 87th session that ended May 31, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1, the General Appropriations Act, that comprises the next biennial…

Technology issues disrupt STAAR writing, English exams

May 14, 2021

TEA advised local districts to cancel the first day of STAAR testing in April after technology issues prevented most students from accessing the…

Survival Guide wins Best in Category at TSPRA Star Awards

May 14, 2021

TCTA’s Survival Guide and The Classroom Teacher magazine won Best in Category and received a Gold Star at the Texas School Public Relations…