TCTA's staff members spend 30 minutes answering members' questions about hot topics in education.
Aug. 23 | Back to School, Part 1: TCTA staff attorneys will answer members' questions about back-to-school issues, including lesson plan requirements, extra duties, and planning and preparation time. Click here to register and submit questions.
Sept. 6 | Back to School, Part 2: TCTA staff attorneys will answer members' questions on issues arising as the school year starts, including how to work with parents. Click here to register and submit questions.
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Michael Currie and Gerald Francisco review items that should be on every educator's end-of-year checklist and discuss summer training/professional development rules and requirements.Watch now
TRS Chief Benefit Officer Barbie Pearson joined TCTA to discuss the steps involved in getting ready to retire from public school districts in Texas. She walked through resources available on the TRS website and answered questions from TCTA members about retirement.Watch now
Paige Williams and Pamela McPeters explain what you need to know before voting in the 2022 elections, which begin with the March 1 primaries. They review the legislative outlook for public education in Texas, how you can find and support education-friendly candidates and why it's so important for teachers to vote to make public education a key issue in every election.Watch now
Julie Leahy reviews the latest COVID-19 guidance from TEA, and Gerald Francisco provides an overview of teacher appraisals and contract renewals, highlighting key timelines in the process and deadlines to protest an evaluation.Watch now
Dohn Larson and Michael Currie explained key provisions of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code related to student discipline and answered questions from members.Watch now