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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.

TCTA urges SBEC to retain flexibility for how special education teachers demonstrate content competency

Feb 22, 2024

TCTA testified at the Feb. 16 SBEC about the need to provide ways other than having to obtain content certification for special education teachers to…

Additional certification exam may be required for special education teachers

Dec 8, 2023

TCTA testified against a proposal being considered by SBEC to require some special education teachers to take an additional content certification…

TEA fined $33.3 million for failure to comply with IDEA

Dec 17, 2021

After several years of back and forth between TEA and the U.S. Department of Education regarding special education accommodations, TEA was recently…

Online training and free resources to support students

May 14, 2021

The Region 13 Education Service Center is offering a free, self-paced online course to help educators better meet the needs of students with…

TCTA influences revised rules for cameras in special education classes

Jan 31, 2019

After the legislature in 2017 adopted clarifying amendments to the original law requiring video cameras in special education classes in certain…

High Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) for special education teachers teaching core academic subjects

Jul 20, 2011

Special education teachers of core academic subjects are still subject to the NCLB component of “highly qualified” requiring demonstration of…

Are you "highly qualified" according to NCLB?

May 12, 2011

Provisions of the federal legislation known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act require that all teachers of core academic subjects be "highly…