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Black History Month
February is Black History Month

Throughout the month of February we pay particular tribute to the strengths, struggles, resistance and perseverance of the Black family.

Strong Public Schools
Strong Public Schools

It’s time to recognize teachers for what they are: the pipeline builders for Texas’ economy. Texas teachers stand by their communities, educating our students to thrive in the 21st century. Isn’t it time for Texas to stand by them?

Vote

Early voting in person for the primaries will be Feb. 20-March 1, and the last day to apply for a mail-in ballot will be Feb. 23. Election Day will be Tuesday, March 5. Prepare now to Vote Education First!

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.

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

February 15, 2024

STAAR essay answers now being graded by computer

The STAAR exams have probably become even more controversial with news that most students’ answers on essay questions will now be most likely graded by a computer, not a human.

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Take Action

88th Texas Legislature, Called Special Sessions and resources

TSTA applauds House members who stood up for public schools with anti-voucher vote TSTA applauds the House members, Democrats and Republicans, who stood up for their public schools today by voting to strip a costly voucher provision from House Bill 1.
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Locals

AISD holds Q&A over strongly opposed TEA special education proposal

Austin ISD Board of Trustees held a virtual Q&A session to hear concerns from the community about a controversial order from the Texas Education Agency that would appoint a team of monitors over its special education department.

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GRADING TEXAS

The voucher predators are still lying. Is anyone surprised?

To no one’s surprise, Gov. Greg Abbott and the pro-voucher crowd are spreading lies in their multimillion-dollar campaign to unseat Republican members of the Texas House who joined with Democrats to kill Abbott’s voucher initiative last fall.

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NEA MEMBER BENEFITS

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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