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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.

SBEC approves controversial performance assessment certification exam

Apr 28, 2022

During its April 29 meeting, SBEC approved edTPA, a new performance assessment for teacher candidates.

Community efforts to ban books draw resistance from librarians

Apr 23, 2022

Orchestrated efforts to ban certain books deemed “pornographic” from school libraries across the country are being met with resistance by groups who…

Battle over school vouchers looms large in 2022 elections

Apr 23, 2022

A bruising battle over private school vouchers looms large in the 2022 elections for the Texas Legislature.

Akash Patel helps students build global connections

Apr 23, 2022

Amid the isolation of the pandemic, Dallas ISD Spanish teacher Akash Patel gave his middle school students something many desperately needed — a…

Attention, please! Check your annual TRS statement

Apr 23, 2022

Whether or not you’re nearing retirement, it’s important to understand how your retirement benefits work — an uninformed move can haunt your…

TEA releases state standards for school library content

Apr 14, 2022

TEA released statewide standards Monday for Texas public school libraries.

TEA provides more details on upcoming flexibility for Reading Academies

Apr 14, 2022

After announcing a set of changes scheduled for the third year of the Reading Academies in 2022-23, TEA recently shared information on how it will…

Relief coming for Reading Academy requirements

Mar 31, 2022

In response to calls from TCTA to reduce the burden on teachers imposed by the Reading Academies, TEA announced changes to the program for the…

TEA says schools won't lose funding for pandemic absences

Mar 31, 2022

TEA will approve a reduction in operational minutes for school districts for the first four six-week attendance reporting periods to mitigate the…

Spring STAAR testing begins March 28

Mar 25, 2022

The spring administration window for STAAR Alternate 2 begins March 28. The STAAR EOC window opens April 5.