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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.

Texas schools could get $12.4B from American Rescue Plan

Mar 11, 2021

Texas schools are eligible to receive about $12.4 billion of the $130 billion earmarked for education under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan…

Premature removal of state mask mandate puts Texas educators, students at risk

Mar 2, 2021

The Texas Classroom Teachers Association has issued the following statement on Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to lift the state's mask mandate and allow…

TCTA gets quick response from TEA on TELPAS concerns

Feb 26, 2021

Shortly after TCTA sent a letter to Commissioner Morath requesting that he clarify to the field that TELPAS writing samples do not need to be…

Morath gives remote learners an out on taking STAAR

Feb 25, 2021

Although TCTA and others continue to call for the commissioner to seek a waiver to suspend STAAR testing this year, given the Biden administration’s…

TEA releases update on inclement weather

Feb 19, 2021

In a letter to district superintendents on Feb. 18, TEA outlined three options for districts for the week of Feb. 22-26 as recovery from the winter…

Federal Every Student Succeeds Act Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements

Jan 27, 2021

TEA released a Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements One-Pager (1/25/21), setting out the requirements that the Elementary and Secondary…

TEA gives update on spring administration of state assessments

Jan 21, 2021

The Texas Education Agency is moving forward with the spring administrations of STAAR, STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate, but it will…

2021 Regional Teachers of the Year honored

Jan 7, 2021

TCTA congratulates our five members who were honored as 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year.