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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.

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…

Online training and free resources to support students

May 14, 2021

The Region 13 Education Service Center is offering a free, self-paced online course to help educators better meet the needs of students with…

2021 TCTA Convention delegates elect statewide officers in virtual session

May 14, 2021

Instead of traveling to Austin, delegates logged on to Zoom to attend TCTA’s 2021 Virtual Convention on Feb. 26-27. State President Twila Read of…

TEA seeks feedback on proposed STAAR changes

May 6, 2021

In 2019, lawmakers approved House Bill 3906, which says no more than 75% of a STAAR exam can be presented in a multiple-choice format beginning with…