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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.

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…

TEA plans STAAR redesign training sessions for teachers

Nov 17, 2022

TEA sent notices to teachers on Nov. 14 outlining several upcoming opportunities to receive training about the newly redesigned STAAR tests.

Texas students deliver 'notable and mostly positive' results on national exam

Nov 3, 2022

The first nationwide examination of student learning during the pandemic revealed serious declines across the country, though Texas fourth graders…

Shelley Jeoffroy named 2023 Texas Teacher of the Year

Oct 21, 2022

Shelley Jeoffroy, a fifth-grade math teacher at Otis Brown Elementary in Irving ISD, was named 2023 Texas Teacher of the Year.

TCTA founding member of new coalition focused on improving educator preparation

Oct 6, 2022

The mission of the Texas Coalition for Educator Preparation is to advance and raise the profile of the education profession by supporting the…

New shift emerging in lesson planning: “internalizing” instead of designing

Sep 26, 2022

TCTA is seeing signs of a potentially major shift in the way teachers could be asked to approach lesson planning, and some classroom veterans are…

Bill to repeal WEP and GPO advances out of committee

Sep 22, 2022

For the first time, a bill to repeal the WEP and GPO Social Security offsets rehas advanced out of committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

TEA seeks teacher input on proposed T-TESS Domain 1 alternative

Sep 22, 2022

TEA is seeking applicants for a committee that will review and provide input on a potential new T-TESS Alternate Domain 1.