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.
Mar 16, 2023
After three years of implementing Reading Academies, required for all teachers in grades K-3, the Texas Education Agency is making some changes for…
Sep 26, 2022
TCTA is seeing signs of a potentially major shift in the way teachers could be asked to approach lesson planning, and some classroom veterans are…
Jul 28, 2022
STAAR tests will include non-multiple-choice questions that reflect the types of questions asked by educators in classrooms.
Jul 15, 2022
TEA has outlined new flexibility for K-3 Reading Academies for the 2022-23 school year.
Apr 23, 2022
Orchestrated efforts to ban certain books deemed “pornographic” from school libraries across the country are being met with resistance by groups who…
Mar 31, 2022
In response to calls from TCTA to reduce the burden on teachers imposed by the Reading Academies, TEA announced changes to the program for the…
Feb 3, 2022
Jan 10, 2022
The Texas Education Agency’s English Learner Support Division seeks applicants by Jan. 17 for its Multilingual Outreach Advisory Council, which will…
Dec 17, 2021
'Critical race theory' law has teachers concerned about classroom discussions. Here's how you can comply.
Nov 18, 2021
At its November meeting, the State Board of Education completed final amendments to the new K-8 Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.