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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.

CARES Act adds funds for education

Oct 2, 2020

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act is the third legislative…

Judge strikes down USDE equitable services rule

Sep 17, 2020

Public schools will not be required to send as much CARES Act funding to private schools after a federal judge struck down a U.S. Department of…

TEA gives districts more flexibility to start the school year remotely

Jul 17, 2020

New guidance from the Texas Education Agency on Friday, July 17, gives districts more flexibility to offer remote-only instruction to start the…

While flexibility is appreciated, TCTA says state guidance on reopening still lacks reliance on data and public health experts

Jul 17, 2020

The Texas Classroom Teachers Association appreciates the enhanced flexibility provided in the new state guidance released today by the Texas…

Killeen CTA urges board to begin year with remote instruction

Jul 16, 2020

Sherry Miller, TCTA State President-Elect and a music teacher in Killeen ISD, spoke to the school board on behalf of the Killeen CTA at a Tuesday…

TCTA supporting concerned RGV teachers

Jul 16, 2020

TCTA’s Holly Eaton talked to KVEO-TV in the Rio Grande Valley this week about how state mandates are endangering teachers and students.

State allocates $200M for eLearning devices for schools

Jul 14, 2020

Texas is giving schools a $200 million boost to support remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

TCTA alarmed by TEA's guidance on reopening schools

Jul 7, 2020

TCTA is alarmed at the insistence by officials at all levels of government that schools should open for in-person instruction next month, while the…