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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 urges TEA, governor to put health and safety first as schools reopen

Jun 22, 2020

TCTA continues to advocate for our members to ensure that if and when schools are opened this fall, it is done in a way that ensures the health and…

Texas College Bridge helps graduating, rising seniors impacted by COVID-19

Jun 11, 2020

TEA is providing the Texas College Bridge as an alternative to support students and achieve district college, career and military readiness.

TCTA asks Gov. Abbott for statewide policy governing return to campus

Jun 1, 2020

TCTA on May 29 sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott expressing concerns from members about returning to class in August, and urging that measures be…

Federal interpretation of CARES Act funds for schools stirs debate

May 28, 2020

The federal CARES Act, passed by Congress in late March, included $13.5 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)…

Abbott: Schools can open for in-person summer instruction June 1

May 18, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18, 2020, announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included…

TEA touts additional school days program as solution for COVID-19 disruptions

May 14, 2020

TEA has begun providing information to school districts about using a newly created program that provides half-day funding for up to 30 additional…

Texas schools closed through end of 2019-20 year; UIL cancels activities

Apr 17, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 17 that all schools will remain closed through the remainder of the school year amid the state's response to…

Governor says schools will remain closed until May 4

Mar 31, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in conjunction with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Education…

Texas lets school districts decide whether students can graduate without STAAR

Mar 18, 2020

Texas is letting school districts decide whether certain students can graduate or move on to the next grade in the wake of canceling the state…

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…