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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.

Optional additional instructional days

May 11, 2020

Your district might be considering taking advantage of the provisions of HB 3 that provide half-day funding for districts and charter schools to add…

USDE releases final regulations on Title IX

May 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education released final regulations on Title IX on May 6, 2020. The final campus sexual assault rules come two years after…

TCTA congratulates 3 members named H-E-B award finalists

Apr 23, 2020

TCTA congratulates members Susan Ellis, Dottie Griffith and Julie Schniers on their selection as statewide finalists in H-E-B’s 2020 Excellence in…

Texas schools closed through end of 2019-20 year; UIL cancels activities

Apr 17, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 17 that all schools will remain closed through the remainder of the school year amid the state's response to…

TEA will not rate districts, campuses in 2020

Apr 3, 2020

The Texas Education Agency received approval from U.S. Department of Education this week to waive statewide assessment and accountability…

Governor says schools will remain closed until May 4

Mar 31, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in conjunction with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Education…

Texas lets school districts decide whether students can graduate without STAAR

Mar 18, 2020

Texas is letting school districts decide whether certain students can graduate or move on to the next grade in the wake of canceling the state…

Texas STAAR test requirements waived due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 16, 2020

In an unprecedented move, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would waive testing requirements for this year’s STAAR exam, as many schools expect to…

USDE offers to waive assessment accountability requirements due to COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education is working with states on a variety of measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. One measure would allow exemptions…