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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.

TEA emphasizes support for teachers in transition to online assessment in 2022-23

Nov 4, 2021

TEA announced new resources to support school districts in the transition to online state summative assessments in the 2022-23 school year, including…

Districts can apply for up to $500,000 in grants for tutoring stipends

Oct 28, 2021

TEA's TCLAS grant program, High Quality Afterschool Supports, provides up to $500,000 in funding to pay for tutor and teacher stipends if a district…

TCTA answers questions about "critical race theory" bills

Oct 21, 2021

We’ve put together this Q&A to help teachers better understand the "critical race theory" law and their own responsibilities.

TEA removes waiver option for science lab spaces after TCTA objections

Oct 14, 2021

In TEA’s final adopted rules on school facility standards, several changes were made in response to requests from TCTA.

SBEC gives final approval to rules governing contract abandonment

Oct 1, 2021

SBEC gave final approval to amend rules related to contract abandonment and the circumstances under which teachers may resign without penalty.

TCTA urges board to reduce teacher CPE mandates

Oct 1, 2021

TCTA urged SBEC to reduce teacher CPE mandates during testimony at the board's October meeting to discuss options for implementing SB 1267.

Changes coming to STAAR in 2022–23

Oct 1, 2021

Visit TEA's STAAR Redesign webpage to learn more about four changes coming to STAAR.

Many challenges for educators this school year

Sep 23, 2021

We've had an overwhelming response to our survey on challenges teachers are facing this school year.

26 Texas schools earn 2021 National Blue Ribbon honors

Sep 23, 2021

Twenty-six Texas schools are among 325 selected as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.

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.