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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.

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.

SBOE approves revised K-8 Science TEKS, OKs some health materials

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.

Districts can apply for up to $500,000 in grants for tutoring stipends

Oct 28, 2021

TEA's TCLAS grant program, High Quality Afterschool Supports, provides up to $500,000 in funding to pay for tutor and teacher stipends if a district…

TCTA answers questions about "critical race theory" bills

Oct 21, 2021

We’ve put together this Q&A to help teachers better understand the "critical race theory" law and their own responsibilities.

TEA removes waiver option for science lab spaces after TCTA objections

Oct 14, 2021

In TEA’s final adopted rules on school facility standards, several changes were made in response to requests from TCTA.

SB 15 would allow some continued remote instruction

Aug 12, 2021

While most parents and educators are looking forward to a return to in-person instruction, districts have been asking state leaders to allow for…