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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 delays release of A-F school ratings

Sep 13, 2023

The delay comes after several districts sued to stop TEA from releasing rankings produced under a new rating system.

TEA publishes new certification assignment flexibility chart

Aug 24, 2023

TEA is giving school districts more flexibility to address some of the most common certification assignment challenges and scenarios.

TEA announces STAAR policy changes for 2023-24

Aug 24, 2023

TEA announced changes to its assessment policies for 2023-24 to comply with changes in Texas law.

Grade 3-8 STAAR scores show students still struggle with math and reading after pandemic

Aug 16, 2023

Scores for students in grades 3-8 have continued to improve since the pandemic, but more than half of Texas students are still struggling with math…

TRS Board approves new ActiveCare premiums, benefit changes

May 30, 2023

Different regions of the state will be affected differently by the new proposed rates. The average increase is roughly 6%, but varies considerably…

History, civics scores drop for eighth graders on Nation's Report Card

May 4, 2023

Scores in U.S. history and civics for eighth graders are down across the U.S., according to recent results from the Nation's Report Card.

Press release: Texas public schools need more funding and higher teacher salaries

Apr 4, 2023

TCTA called on lawmakers to increase public school funding, including across-the-board raises for teachers and other instructional personnel.

TEA switching main model for Reading Academies in July

Mar 16, 2023

After three years of implementing Reading Academies, required for all teachers in grades K-3, the Texas Education Agency is making some changes for…

Teacher Vacancy Task Force misses opportunity to promote strong and meaningful changes

Feb 24, 2023

Although TCTA appreciates that the Teacher Vacancy Task Force seems to have recognized many of the concerns Texas teachers are facing, overall, the…