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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.

Press release: Texas public schools need more funding and higher teacher salaries

Apr 4, 2023

TCTA called on lawmakers to increase public school funding, including across-the-board raises for teachers and other instructional personnel.

TEA switching main model for Reading Academies in July

Mar 16, 2023

After three years of implementing Reading Academies, required for all teachers in grades K-3, the Texas Education Agency is making some changes for…

Teacher Vacancy Task Force misses opportunity to promote strong and meaningful changes

Feb 24, 2023

Although TCTA appreciates that the Teacher Vacancy Task Force seems to have recognized many of the concerns Texas teachers are facing, overall, the…

TRS selects new pharmacy benefits manager

Feb 23, 2023

Express Scripts will be the new pharmacy benefits manager for all TRS health plans starting with the 2023-24 school year.

TCTA eUpdate, website win TSPRA STAR Awards

Feb 23, 2023

TCTA's eUpdate newsletter won best of category and a gold star from TSPRA. The website redesign also won a gold star.

Delegates elect new leaders during TCTA's Convention

Feb 13, 2023

State President Eleanore Malone of Chapel Hill presided over the Representative Assembly during TCTA's 2023 Convention.t

New members shift SBOE stance on school vouchers

Feb 3, 2023

The State Board of Education on Thursday night took steps to walk back its previous decision to ask lawmakers to reject vouchers or anything that…

TEA updates pre-K guidelines ahead of implementation this fall

Jan 12, 2023

TEA has updated its Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines, which go into effect in August with the start of the 2023-24 school year.

TRS Board gets update on pension fund at December meeting

Dec 15, 2022

The TRS pension fund remains actuarially sound despite lower market performance over the past year.

TCTA testifies against controversial certification exam again

Dec 13, 2022

SBEC took action at its Dec. 9 meeting to direct TEA staff to pursue implementing performance assessments, including a yet-to-be-developed Texas…