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Women's history month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Jump start your National Board Certification

Jump Start is a comprehensive seminar designed specifically to support teachers who have just begun the National Board journey and will be held in Austin at TSTA Headquarters, Tuesday July 18 – Friday July 21. Plus there will be one mandatory orientation zoom in June, time and date TBD.

Racial and Social Justice

The Texas State Teachers Association believes that the path to racial and social justice lies with education. We have compiled resources you can use that amplify and celebrate racial and social equity in our schools, meaningful allyship, and restorative justice.

Take Action
Help us stop Senate Bill 8!

The Senate Education Committee is hearing Senate Bill 8 — the governor and lieutenant governor's pet voucher scheme — on Wednesday; your senator needs to hear from you today!
Help us say NO to SB 8: vouchers are bad for our students, bad for our schools!

Reading Academies
Questions about the Reading Academies?

Due in part to the advocacy of TSTA and other stakeholders, TEA has released new guidance regarding the K-3 Reading Academies. The revisions expand the number of teachers who are exempt or partially exempt from the academies. See if you qualify today!

Guns do not create safe spaces
Guns do not create safe spaces

We are dedicated to advocating for the change that ensures our schools become safe and welcoming places where every student can thrive.

WEP_GPO must go
WEP-GPO must go!

Many educators have their Social Security benefits reduced—or lose them entirely—due to the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). Help us ensure that educators get the Social Security benefits they’ve earned. Ask Congress to fully repeal both the GPO and WEP.

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Education News

March 16, 2023

House Dems want to tap surplus for public education

Texas House Democrats are proposing to spend much of the state’s record-setting surplus on public education by doling out $15B to boost funding for schools, salaries for teachers and pensions for retirees.

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The 88th Legislative Session and resources for session

The Legislature convened for its 88th biennial regular session on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
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Texas Education Agency will take control of Houston ISD in June

After a prolonged legal battle and weeks of speculation, the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday confirmed it’s removing Houston Independent School District’s democratically elected school board and superintendent, effectively putting the state in charge of its largest school district.

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Proposed Texas vouchers would be an entitlement for upper-income families, not a break for low-income kids

Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick and the pro-voucher crowd apparently are still fooling a lot of people into thinking that the millions of tax dollars they want to take from public schools and transfer to private schools are to help low-income children afford private school tuition.

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Discover all the ways we can help you!

Discover all the ways we can help you! NEA Member Benefits program offers credit cards, income protection, auto buying, travel, everyday discounts, and more.

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