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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.

Texas students deliver 'notable and mostly positive' results on national exam

Nov 3, 2022

The first nationwide examination of student learning during the pandemic revealed serious declines across the country, though Texas fourth graders…

26 Texas schools earn 2021 National Blue Ribbon honors

Sep 23, 2021

Twenty-six Texas schools are among 325 selected as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.

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…

TEA issues guidance emphasizing staff wellness, resiliency, and overall well-being

Aug 20, 2020

TEA’s Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs Division conducted a Virtual Listening Tour with nine school districts during Spring 2020 to better…

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…