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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.

TCTA seeks clarity from TEA on T-TESS Domain IV

Oct 27, 2023

TCTA is working with TEA to provide more clarity regarding proper evaluation by appraisers of Domain IV.

Taniece Thompson-Smith and Naveen Cunha named 2024 Texas Teachers of the Year

Oct 20, 2023

Taniece Thompson-Smith will represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

Highlights from September TRS Board meeting

Sep 21, 2023

Highlights from the TRS September meeting include updates on stipends and financial wellness resources for members.

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.