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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!

Uvalde in our hearts
Uvalde in our hearts

Our prayers are with the victims and families of Uvalde. Their pain will not be forgotten. We rededicate ourselves 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.

Honesty in Education
Honesty in Education

We want our kids to have an education that imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others and courage to do what’s right to build a better nation. Our goal as educators is to provide a path to racial and social justice by amplifying and celebrating racial and social equity in our schools, meaningful allyship, and restorative justice.

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Education News

December 1, 2022

TSTA: Retired educators need a cost-of-living adjustment, and teachers need a significant pay raise

We were pleased to hear Lt Gov Dan Patrick say he could support a cost-of-living adjustment or another 13th check for retired educators at his news conference on Wednesday.

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Looking forward to the 88th Legislative Session

The election is past, and we will continue to fight the Texas leadership at the Capitol for our members, and most importantly our students.
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Frisco ISD board votes to remove books from libraries

On Wednesday evening, the Frisco ISD board voted to permanently remove five titles from district shelves, after a state Republican lawmaker challenged 28 books to be reviewed within the district weeks ago.

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Dan Patrick is trying to con rural Texans into dropping their opposition to vouchers

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is trying to sucker rural Texans, an important part of his political base, into supporting his latest attempt to steal education tax dollars for private school vouchers. The success or failure of his con game could go a long way toward determining the fate of vouchers during the upcoming legislative session.

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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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