Texas State Teachers Association
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Happy Education Support Professionals Day!

TSTA, NEA, and schools across the country thank you for the amazing difference you make in the lives of students, both in and out of the classroom. You are awesome!

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American Education Week 2019

American Education Week will be November 18-22 and will present an opportunity to celebrate public education and individuals who make a difference and ensure every child a quality education.

Be a public education voter

Get ready for the 2020 election with Strong Public Schools, NEA’s voter guide. Visit the site to see where the presidential candidates stand on issues affecting your students and your classroom and find resources to prepare to Vote Education First in 2020!

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November is Native American Heritage Month

Heritage Month is an opportune time to to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories.

86th session of the Texas Legislature

You made a difference! TSTA thanks everyone who marched to the polls, rallied at the Capitol, responded to our Action Alerts and contacted their state legislators during the session.

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Celebrate a nation of diverse readers!

Books change lives. Sometimes they give us insight into our own experience, sometimes they reveal something about other people that helps us relate to those around us. Check out the 2019-20 Read Across America calendar to see great stories and lesson plans for this school year.

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Education News

November 19, 2019

Charters lag behind in struggle to fix special education

Students face delays and poor access to special education services and the special education gap between traditional public schools and charter schools is widening at a time when all Texas schools are supposed to be making major improvements.
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Take Action

Voters approve Proposition 4, but TSTA scores some victories

Trying to kill Proposition 4 on the constitutional amendments ballot was always an uphill battle because of longstanding opposition in Texas to a state income tax, and in the end the proposal was adopted, 76 percent to 24 percent, in Tuesday’s election.
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Locals

Parents upset over Austin school closures

Parents are vowing to oppose future Austin ISD bond elections after school board members approved a plan to close four elementary schools and consolidate students at other campuses next year.
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GRADING TEXAS

The biggest myth about the Texas Lottery over the years has been that it was going to put public education on Easy Street. It does raise money for education but only a small part of the $50 billion-plus spent on Texas public schools each year. The biggest irony about the Texas Lottery is that much of the money it raises for education is wagered by the least educated among us, and that share may grow.

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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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