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Banned Book Week starts September 26

This week brings together the entire book community, including librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in supporting the freedom to seek out, read and express ideas, even ideas that contain uncomfortable truths. Click on the button below to see the top 10 most challenged books.

September is suicide awareness month

If you or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately via 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or the Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741).

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Back to school

As we go back to school with a more dangerous variant of the coronavirus, we urge school districts to ignore Gov. Abbott’s politically motivated order prohibiting mask mandates. We believe it is within a school district’s discretion to take steps to ensure the health and safety of its students and employees.

87th Texas Legislature

Thank you for staying informed and alert during the special sessions.

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. Also, join us for NEA's Season of Justice with events all summer long.

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Education News

September 22, 2021

TSTA supports federal investigation of Texas mask policy

TSTA applauds the federal investigation of the dangerous impact that Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates poses for students with disabilities, who are particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19.

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Texas' third called special session has begun

In theory, the 2021 cycle of redistricting is about revising district boundaries to evenly distribute Texas’ fast-growing population and ensure voters have fair representation.
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Pflugerville approves paid COVID leave for teachers and staff

Pflugerville ISD is joining several other school districts in Travis County that already have paid COVID-19 leave for their teachers and staff.

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George W. Bush is no historian, but he knows something about terrorists, foreign and domestic

Is it too much of a stretch to fear that someday, if Trumpism continues to control the GOP, that efforts will be made to require teachers to describe the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters as patriotic defenders of the American way of life?

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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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