Texas State Teachers Association
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Early voting ends today!

Vote early today or on election day, March 3, 2020. See TSTA's complete endorsed candidates list below.

February 24-28 is Public Schools Week

Urge your representatives to cosponsor the Public Schools Week resolution which recognizes the importance of our nation’s public schools and honors those who work tirelessly to support and strengthen them.

February is Black History Month

Feb. 3-7 is also Black Lives Matter at School week of action. As an educator, you can take this opportunity to pledge to address the inequities that result from institutionally racist policies and practices in our schools and communities.

NEA’s “We Count” campaign

The 2020 census is upon us with the U.S. Census Bureau officially kicking off its count in Toksook Bay, Alaska. NEA’s “We Count” campaign promotes participation in the 2020 census through members engaging their communities.

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 Vote Education First in 2020!

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

February 28, 2020

TRS switches medical benefits administrators for active employees and retirees

During its first meeting of the year, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees voted to switch administrators for its medical benefits programs for active educators and retirees.
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Take Action

Be a convention delegate for your presidential candidate

The political party conventions are important parts of the presidential nominating process where delegates also participate in writing party platforms.
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Locals

FBI and IRS search Houston ISD offices, administrator’s home

FBI and IRS agents spent more than three hours at Houston ISD’s administration building conducting an investigation on February 27, 2020.
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GRADING TEXAS

School vouchers are not a “conservative moral value”; neither are some other things

Taking $5 billion a year in taxpayer money from public schools, where the vast majority of students will continue to be educated, and using that money to enrich private school owners, as Trump has proposed, is not a conservative moral value, as some people apparently believe.

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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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