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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.

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…

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…