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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.

SBOE rejects controversial new teacher certification exam

Jun 17, 2022

After a 5-hour public hearing and a subsequent committee meeting and vote, the State Board of Education unanimously rejected edTPA as the new teacher…

TEA publishes list of summer professional development ideas

Jun 9, 2022

Need professional development hours this summer? Check out these courses from TEA.

State leaders issue directives to bolster school security as Uvalde survivors share experiences

Jun 9, 2022

State leaders have responded to the school shooting in Uvalde with a flurry of directives to state agencies and promises to enact policies to bolster…

TCTA honors victims in Uvalde, mourns with community

May 24, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Uvalde ISD community following the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Two TCTA members among new teachers named to TEA task force

May 18, 2022

TCTA members Sadie Atha and Valerie Haywoodare among the 24 additional teachers named to TEA's Teacher Vacancy Task Force.

Teacher Appreciation Week deals

May 3, 2022

Check out the Teacher Appreciation Week deals and claim your freebies and savings.

Infusion of state funds ensures no increases in ActiveCare premiums

Apr 28, 2022

State funding will ensure that no ActiveCare base premiums increase in 2022-23.

TCTA appreciates extra state funding for TRS-ActiveCare

Apr 28, 2022

TCTA thanks Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders for committing to $435 million in additional funding for TRS-ActiveCare in the upcoming school…

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…