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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 releases update on inclement weather

Feb 19, 2021

In a letter to district superintendents on Feb. 18, TEA outlined three options for districts for the week of Feb. 22-26 as recovery from the winter…

Federal Every Student Succeeds Act Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements

Jan 27, 2021

TEA released a Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements One-Pager (1/25/21), setting out the requirements that the Elementary and Secondary…

TEA gives update on spring administration of state assessments

Jan 21, 2021

The Texas Education Agency is moving forward with the spring administrations of STAAR, STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate, but it will…

2021 Regional Teachers of the Year honored

Jan 7, 2021

TCTA congratulates our five members who were honored as 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year.

TCTA testifies about reducing teacher training requirements

Oct 15, 2020

TCTA Director of Professional Development and Advocacy Holly Eaton gave invited testimony about reducing teacher training requirements to the Senate…

New requirement for elementary certification starts Jan. 1

Oct 8, 2020

TEA is reminding those seeking elementary-level certificates that after Dec. 31, 2020, candidates must also pass the Science of Teaching Reading exam…

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…

SBOE rejects three charter applications, clears way for five others

Sep 11, 2020

The State Board of Education on Sept. 11, 2020, vetoed three out of eight new charter school operators seeking to open schools across the state. They…