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