‘You’ve got to have a say in who’s going to rule over you’May 20, 2013
Ann Bryan Rucker Ray, a 103-year-old retired Ysleta ISD teacher – and mother of TSTA Retired member Jay-Ann Rucker – talks about why she has never missed an election.
On the border, education cuts are personalMay 7, 2013
Support for public education is strong among Hispanics in our three largest border communities (El Paso, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley), according to a new poll by Latino Decisions and TSTA.
TSTA members featured in adsApril 17, 2013
Ads running in El Paso, Brownsville, and Laredo point out the important role teachers play in the classroom and community.
Help TSTA-Retired repeal the Social Security OffsetApril 17, 2013
Send letters to TSTA-Retired, 316 W. 12th, Austin 78701, and we will forward to President Obama.
Poll: Texans support using Rainy Day Fund to restore school cutsMarch 7, 2013
A strong majority of Texas voters – of all political persuasions – support using some of the $12 billion in the Rainy Day Fund to restore the $5.4 billion cut from public education in 2011.
Get your TSTA app!February 26, 2013
Be the first to know when legislative action is needed. Visit your App Store now to download the new TSTA app and sign up for push notifications. Also on the app are your membership card, calendar, news, discounts, and more.
May 23, 2013
State budget deal update
Last night, the Senate passed HB1025, the supplemental appropriations bill that includes both water project funding and the final $200 million for public education. Also last night, the House passed SJR1
May 23, 2013
Study: schools should play key role in physical fitness
A new report issued today by the Institute of Medicine and developed by two University of Texas at Austin professors says schools should play a key role in ensuring all students have the opportunity to engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity
May 20, 2013
Anti-Defamation League hosts online diversity professional development
Making Diversity Count is a new online professional development program for middle and high school educators.
May 22, 2013
DVEA demands help with health insurance
Over 50 Del Valle Education Association members turned out to the school board meeting on May 21 to highlight concerns over the recently adopted TRS health insurance.
Grading TexasThe Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Perry a bill that would help parents, teachers and other education advocates learn more about who is paying for efforts to undermine public schools. But will Perry sign it?
Taking back the profession
At the TSTA House of Delegates in Houston, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel talks about the 30-year assault on public education and taking charge of our own profession.