On the border, education cuts are personalMay 7, 2013
Support for public education is strong among Hispanics in our three largest border communities (El Paso, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley), according to a new poll by Latino Decisions and TSTA.
TSTA members featured in adsApril 17, 2013
Ads running in El Paso, Brownsville, and Laredo point out the important role teachers play in the classroom and community.
Help TSTA-Retired repeal the Social Security OffsetApril 17, 2013
Send letters to TSTA-Retired, 316 W. 12th, Austin 78701, and we will forward to President Obama.
ESP Conference draws over 100 membersApril 15, 2013
Education support professionals are trained in Houston following the state TSTA Convention.
Van Roekel, Haecker challenge delegates to save local schoolsApril 13, 2013
National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel and TSTA President Rita Haecker on Friday challenged leaders attending TSTA’s House of Delegates meeting in Houston to lead the way for educators to save their local, public schools from privatization “reformers.”
TSTA member wins national LifeChanger awardMarch 13, 2013
Charles Clark, a TSTA member and head custodian at Trinity High School in Euless, has earned top honors in a national program that recognizes and rewards educators and school district employees for making a positive difference in the lives of students.
Poll: Texans support using Rainy Day Fund to restore school cutsMarch 7, 2013
A strong majority of Texas voters – of all political persuasions – support using some of the $12 billion in the Rainy Day Fund to restore the $5.4 billion cut from public education in 2011.
Get your TSTA app!February 26, 2013
Be the first to know when legislative action is needed. Visit your App Store now to download the new TSTA app and sign up for push notifications. Also on the app are your membership card, calendar, news, discounts, and more.
May 17, 2013
ADHD most prevalent mental health disorder of children
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder leads the list of mental health issues in the first-ever report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intended to monitor the mental health of youth ages 3-17.
May 17, 2013
TSTA: Budget agreement is welcome news
TSTA issued the following news release today: The Texas State Teachers Association said the agreement crafted by legislative budget-writers to restore $3.93 billion to public schools is welcome news.
May 15, 2013
Legislative Action Alert: House to vote on TRS bill
On Friday, the Texas House of Representatives will vote on Senate Bill 1458, the TRS retirement bill. It is important that you call your state representatives and urge them to support SB1458 and vote for amendments
May 7, 2013
As the school year draws to a close...
TSTA's local associations are celebrating another successful year of preparing students for a great future.
Grading TexasThe Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Perry a bill that would help parents, teachers and other education advocates learn more about who is paying for efforts to undermine public schools. But will Perry sign it?
Taking back the profession
At the TSTA House of Delegates in Houston, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel talks about the 30-year assault on public education and taking charge of our own profession.