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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.

SBOE rejects three charter applications, clears way for five others

Sep 11, 2020

The State Board of Education on Sept. 11, 2020, vetoed three out of eight new charter school operators seeking to open schools across the state. They…

TEA launches new formative assessment resource

Aug 27, 2020

TEA recently announced the availability of a free, optional, online formative assessment resource tool consisting of a TEKS-aligned item bank,…

TEA issues guidance emphasizing staff wellness, resiliency, and overall well-being

Aug 20, 2020

TEA’s Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs Division conducted a Virtual Listening Tour with nine school districts during Spring 2020 to better…

USDE finalizes TCTA-supported funding priority for teacher stipends for self-selected professional development

Aug 6, 2020

After receiving 89 comments, including TCTA’s, on a funding priority proposed in April, the U.S. Department of Education recently announced the…

Meet the 2019-20 TCTA award winners

Jul 29, 2020

TCTA's statewide awards honor those who have made outstanding contributions to public education, the teaching profession or TCTA during the past year.

TEA gives districts more flexibility to start the school year remotely

Jul 17, 2020

New guidance from the Texas Education Agency on Friday, July 17, gives districts more flexibility to offer remote-only instruction to start the…

While flexibility is appreciated, TCTA says state guidance on reopening still lacks reliance on data and public health experts

Jul 17, 2020

The Texas Classroom Teachers Association appreciates the enhanced flexibility provided in the new state guidance released today by the Texas…

Killeen CTA urges board to begin year with remote instruction

Jul 16, 2020

Sherry Miller, TCTA State President-Elect and a music teacher in Killeen ISD, spoke to the school board on behalf of the Killeen CTA at a Tuesday…

TCTA supporting concerned RGV teachers

Jul 16, 2020

TCTA’s Holly Eaton talked to KVEO-TV in the Rio Grande Valley this week about how state mandates are endangering teachers and students.