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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 testifies on best practices for professional development, virtual support for teachers

Jul 28, 2022

TCTA was invited to testify before the Texas Commission on Virtual Education on the topics of educator preparation, professional development and…

Spring STAAR exams will include new question types

Jul 28, 2022

STAAR tests will include non-multiple-choice questions that reflect the types of questions asked by educators in classrooms.

TCTA efforts help shape SBEC Educator Training Clearinghouse

Jul 28, 2022

TCTA worked closely with TEA and other stakeholders in developing the SBEC Educator Training Clearinghouse.

TEA releases new details about flexibility for Reading Academies in 2022-23

Jul 15, 2022

TEA has outlined new flexibility for K-3 Reading Academies for the 2022-23 school year.

Tighten access to your social media before school starts

Jul 15, 2022

Here’s one more item to add to your back-to-school to-do list: tighten access to your social media accounts.

TRS lowers assumed return rate of pension fund to 7%

Jul 15, 2022

The Teacher Retirement System Board of Directors made a significant change to a key component of the “assumptions” used by actuaries to calculate the…

TCTA members support more mental health services, counseling as school safety measures

Jun 23, 2022

Providing stronger mental health services on campus and freeing up school counselors to work with students were among the top school safety measures…

TEA updates rules on emergency school drills and active threat exercises

Jun 23, 2022

TEA released two sets of final rules with best practices for emergency school drills and active threat exercises.

SBOE rejects controversial new teacher certification exam

Jun 17, 2022

After a 5-hour public hearing and a subsequent committee meeting and vote, the State Board of Education unanimously rejected edTPA as the new teacher…

TEA publishes list of summer professional development ideas

Jun 9, 2022

Need professional development hours this summer? Check out these courses from TEA.