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Legal Updates

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Issues related to public school employment and students sometimes must be resolved above the campus or district levels. Some cases go to the Texas commissioner of education or State Board for Educator Certification; others are decided by the courts. TCTA reports on cases of interest in our emailed eUpdate newsletter. You'll also find those reports below.

Teacher's contract terminated over communications with former student

Feb 14, 2020

A teacher’s contract was proposed for termination based on alleged inappropriate communications with a student. The teacher requested a hearing…

Teacher sues district, claiming discrimination

Jan 17, 2020

A teacher sued her school district, claiming that it discriminated against her and retaliated when she complained about the discrimination. The…

What happens if Texas teachers strike?

May 8, 2018

Teachers and other educators in states like Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona are stepping out of the classroom in protest over salaries,…