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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.

Law requires school employees to preserve public information stored on personal devices

Oct 4, 2019

SB 944, a law passed during the recent legislative session, has made some waves in the education community this fall. The bill does not target public…

SB 4310 allows teachers to deviate from scope and sequence to ensure students grasp concepts

Sep 20, 2019

Thanks to a new law passed in the 2019 session (HB 4310), districts are now required to offer sufficient time for teachers to provide instruction in…

Seven TCTA members honored as Regional Teachers of the Year

Sep 6, 2019

TCTA congratulates the six teachers recently named as finalists in TASA's Texas Teacher of the Year program.

SB 2073 reduces teacher contract days

Aug 23, 2019

A TCTA-initiated bill passed this year to ensure that if your district reduces its number of instructional days, it now has the ability to decrease…

TCTA-initiated bill protects teachers who document and report student discipline issues

Aug 9, 2019

Current law recognizes the need for teachers to remove students from the classroom when the student’s behavior interferes with the teacher’s ability…

TCTA tackles harassment of teachers by students

Aug 2, 2019

TCTA lawyers increasingly hear reports of serious harassment of teachers, escalating to the point of student threats on teachers’ lives, families and…

TEA launches video series to explain House Bill 3

Jun 27, 2019

This week, the Texas Education Agency launched a video series to explain HB 3, the comprehensive school finance bill. The first episode of "HB3 in…