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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.

Texas STAAR test requirements waived due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 16, 2020

In an unprecedented move, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would waive testing requirements for this year’s STAAR exam, as many schools expect to…

USDE offers to waive assessment accountability requirements due to COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education is working with states on a variety of measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. One measure would allow exemptions…

HB 3 and Assessment: Comprehensive bill bringing changes to classrooms across Texas

Dec 17, 2019

One of the signature pieces of legislation from the 2019 session, HB 3 was an enormously comprehensive school finance bill. It also includes a number…

Texas 4th-, 8th-graders struggle with reading; math scores mixed

Oct 31, 2019

Fourth- and eighth-graders in Texas public schools still struggle with reading, according to the 2019 nation's report card. Math scores show mixed…