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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 founding member of new coalition focused on improving educator preparation

Oct 6, 2022

The mission of the Texas Coalition for Educator Preparation is to advance and raise the profile of the education profession by supporting the…

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…

SBOE rejects controversial new teacher certification exam

Jun 17, 2022

After a 5-hour public hearing and a subsequent committee meeting and vote, the State Board of Education unanimously rejected edTPA as the new teacher…

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.

TCTA urges board to reduce teacher CPE mandates

Oct 1, 2021

TCTA urged SBEC to reduce teacher CPE mandates during testimony at the board's October meeting to discuss options for implementing SB 1267.

Federal Every Student Succeeds Act Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements

Jan 27, 2021

TEA released a Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements One-Pager (1/25/21), setting out the requirements that the Elementary and Secondary…

New requirement for elementary certification starts Jan. 1

Oct 8, 2020

TEA is reminding those seeking elementary-level certificates that after Dec. 31, 2020, candidates must also pass the Science of Teaching Reading exam…