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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.

HB 3 gives districts many options on salaries

Jun 14, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 11, 2019, signed HB 3 into law, calling it a “monumental moment” to “transform public education in the state of Texas.” The…

Be aware: Some DOI districts may have earlier resignation deadlines

Apr 26, 2019

As another school year winds down, teachers thinking about changing districts this summer need to be aware of the law regarding deadlines for…

5 TCTA members among finalists for H-E-B awards

Apr 5, 2019

Five TCTA members are among the state finalists for the 2019 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. In May, H-E-B will reveal the six winning…

TCTA state board member wins teaching excellence award

Mar 29, 2019

TCTA congratulates District 17 Director Amy Drake who is among three Lubbock ISD educators receiving the Frank and Nancy Newton Excellence in…

TCTA member earns national Milken Educator Award

Feb 15, 2019

Krystal Contreras, a fourth-grade writing teacher at Cash Elementary School in San Benito CISD, was surprised with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award…

2019 Convention delegates elect leaders, set legislative priorities

Feb 8, 2019

Delegates attending TCTA's 2019 Convention and Capitol Visit last week in Austin elected statewide leaders and approved a list of priorities for the…

TCTA influences revised rules for cameras in special education classes

Jan 31, 2019

After the legislature in 2017 adopted clarifying amendments to the original law requiring video cameras in special education classes in certain…

TCTA member finalist for award; two appointed to national council

Jan 11, 2019

Six Texas teachers, including a TCTA member, have been named finalists for the 2018 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science…