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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.

SBOE instructs SBEC to do a better job pursuing a Texas-specific pedagogy test

Apr 16, 2024

At its April meeting, the State Board of Education narrowly voted to let SBEC’s edTPA rule go forward but with pointed instructions to SBEC that…

TCTA testifies against controversial certification exam again

Dec 13, 2022

SBEC took action at its Dec. 9 meeting to direct TEA staff to pursue implementing performance assessments, including a yet-to-be-developed Texas…

SBEC approves controversial performance assessment certification exam

Apr 28, 2022

During its April 29 meeting, SBEC approved edTPA, a new performance assessment for teacher candidates.

TEA provides more details on upcoming flexibility for Reading Academies

Apr 14, 2022

After announcing a set of changes scheduled for the third year of the Reading Academies in 2022-23, TEA recently shared information on how it will…

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…