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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.

The Upsides and Downsides of School Funding

Jul 1, 2021

In the 87th session that ended May 31, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1, the General Appropriations Act, that comprises the next biennial…

Texas schools could get $12.4B from American Rescue Plan

Mar 11, 2021

Texas schools are eligible to receive about $12.4 billion of the $130 billion earmarked for education under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan…

CARES Act adds funds for education

Oct 2, 2020

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act is the third legislative…

Federal interpretation of CARES Act funds for schools stirs debate

May 28, 2020

The federal CARES Act, passed by Congress in late March, included $13.5 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)…

TEA touts additional school days program as solution for COVID-19 disruptions

May 14, 2020

TEA has begun providing information to school districts about using a newly created program that provides half-day funding for up to 30 additional…

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…

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…