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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.

Public input sought on TEA's proposed curriculum that includes religious content

Jun 6, 2024

TEA recently released thousands of pages of instructional materials in a proposed elementary school curriculum that drew immediate criticism from…

TEA switching main model for Reading Academies in July

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…

New shift emerging in lesson planning: “internalizing” instead of designing

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…

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.

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.

Community efforts to ban books draw resistance from librarians

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…

Relief coming for Reading Academy requirements

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…

TEA seeks applicants for Multilingual Outreach Advisory Council

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…

Addressing controversy and ensuring accuracy under SB 3

Dec 17, 2021

'Critical race theory' law has teachers concerned about classroom discussions. Here's how you can comply.