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LGBTQ Pride Month
LGBTQ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ Pride Month. Along with the parades and celebrations, please support the Safe Schools Improvement Act to provide LGBTQ+ students with what all our students deserve: the right to safely and securely be who they are in school.

Juneteenth
Celebrating Juneteenth!

Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Join us in celebrating Juneteenth!

Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander heritage month
May is AANHPI Heritage Month

This month, we highlight how Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have contributed to politics, military, medicine, aviation, entertainment and sports in the United States.

Jump Start
Jump Start your National Board Journey

The TSTA National Board Systems of Support Cohort will provide selected teachers an in-person introductory workshop this summer, two years of structured support, one-on-one mentoring and the opportunity to collaborate with other teacher candidates going through the National Board process. Applications close June 1!

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?

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

June 13, 2024

Democrats think they can flip Texas House seats by going after GOP’s education funding and school voucher policies

Democratic leaders in Texas are looking to zero in on education issues as they seek to flip several Texas House seats this fall.

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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 by voting to strip a costly voucher provision from House Bill 1.
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Locals

Ysleta ISD faces nearly $14m deficit in 2024-25 school year

Ysleta ISD in El Paso is expected to adopt a $405m budget with a near $14m deficit for the upcoming school year.

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GRADING TEXAS

A triple whammy for public education in Texas

Like hundreds of school districts around the state, Manor ISD in Austin is struggling with its budget after Gov. Greg Abbott shut the door on additional state education funding last year in his misguided campaign for private school vouchers. Manor, now struggling to address a $6 million deficit, has lost more than $115 million in tax revenue over the past five years to charter schools moving into the district and poaching its students and tax dollars. Now, another charter applicant wants to move in, and TEA has said yes.

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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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