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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 testifies on best practices for professional development, virtual support for teachers

Jul 28, 2022

TCTA was invited to testify before the Texas Commission on Virtual Education on the topics of educator preparation, professional development and…

TCTA efforts help shape SBEC Educator Training Clearinghouse

Jul 28, 2022

TCTA worked closely with TEA and other stakeholders in developing the SBEC Educator Training Clearinghouse.

TEA releases new details about flexibility for Reading Academies in 2022-23

Jul 15, 2022

TEA has outlined new flexibility for K-3 Reading Academies for the 2022-23 school year.

TEA publishes list of summer professional development ideas

Jun 9, 2022

Need professional development hours this summer? Check out these courses from TEA.

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…

TCTA works to reduce required teacher training through SB 1267

Dec 17, 2021

Teachers don’t have enough time. Every session, TCTA works with legislators to reduce or mitigate some training demands on teachers. The latest…

TCTA testifies about reducing teacher training requirements

Oct 15, 2020

TCTA Director of Professional Development and Advocacy Holly Eaton gave invited testimony about reducing teacher training requirements to the Senate…

USDE finalizes TCTA-supported funding priority for teacher stipends for self-selected professional development

Aug 6, 2020

After receiving 89 comments, including TCTA’s, on a funding priority proposed in April, the U.S. Department of Education recently announced the…