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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.

31 Texas schools earn National Blue Ribbon honors in 2022

Sep 22, 2022

Thirty-one campuses in Texas are among 297 National Blue Ribbon Schools in 2022.

New poll highlights why many Texas teachers are considering quitting

Sep 8, 2022

Teachers report deep frustrations with insufficient pay, difficult working conditions and a lack of support, according to the 2022 Texas Teacher Poll.

TEA releases resources to help educators prepare for redesigned STAAR tests

Sep 8, 2022

TEA has released final test blueprints for the redesigned STAAR exams that will be implemented in spring 2023.

TASA names six finalists for 2023 Texas Teacher of the Year

Aug 25, 2022

Six outstanding educators have been chosen as finalists in the 2023 Texas Teacher of the Year program.

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…