Texas State Teachers Association
Affiliated with the National Education Association

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.

previous arrow
next arrow

Education News

September 17, 2021

District judge blocks Round Rock mask mandate

A state district judge in Williamson County has temporarily blocked Round Rock ISD from enforcing its mask mandate, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sued the school district.

Read More

Take Action

Stay tuned for news about the next special session

The Texas Legislature's third special session of 2021 is intended to focus on redistricting, that is, redrawing the congressional, state and State Board of Education district boundaries based on last year's census data.
Read More


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.

Read More


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?

Read More


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.

Read More