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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.

TEA report shows decrease in state's per-student funding since 2014

Jun 6, 2024

Data from TEA shows inflation-adjusted per-student funding for the state’s public schools has decreased since 2014.

Press release: Texas public schools need more funding and higher teacher salaries

Apr 4, 2023

TCTA called on lawmakers to increase public school funding, including across-the-board raises for teachers and other instructional personnel.

Battle over school vouchers looms large in 2022 elections

Apr 23, 2022

A bruising battle over private school vouchers looms large in the 2022 elections for the Texas Legislature.

TEA says schools won't lose funding for pandemic absences

Mar 31, 2022

TEA will approve a reduction in operational minutes for school districts for the first four six-week attendance reporting periods to mitigate the…

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…

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…