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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.

Delegates elect new members of TCTA board

Feb 14, 2020

Delegates attending TCTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting on Feb. 7 in Austin elected statewide leaders and earned CPE hours. Attendees also heard from…

Interested in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher?

Feb 11, 2020

National Board Certified Teachers will automatically earn a “Recognized” designation for purposes of the new teacher incentive allotment created in…

TEA releases 2020-21 teacher shortage areas

Jan 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education has approved the following teacher shortage areas submitted by the Texas Education Agency for the 2020-21 school…

HB 3 and Assessment: Comprehensive bill bringing changes to classrooms across Texas

Dec 17, 2019

One of the signature pieces of legislation from the 2019 session, HB 3 was an enormously comprehensive school finance bill. It also includes a number…

Congratulations to the 2019 TCTA Awards Program winners

Dec 17, 2019

TCTA honored eight people for their outstanding contributions to public education, the teaching profession and/or TCTA during the 2018-19 school year…

Texas 4th-, 8th-graders struggle with reading; math scores mixed

Oct 31, 2019

Fourth- and eighth-graders in Texas public schools still struggle with reading, according to the 2019 nation's report card. Math scores show mixed…

Law requires school employees to preserve public information stored on personal devices

Oct 4, 2019

SB 944, a law passed during the recent legislative session, has made some waves in the education community this fall. The bill does not target public…