• Juneteenth

    July 4th isn’t our only independence day. Juneteenth marks the day, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, American slavery came to an end and a celebration of freedom was born.

  • Our Federal Education Association colleagues need our help!

    The Department of Defense Education Activity, which operates domestic schools on 14 military installations, is forcing educators to work additional, unpaid hours each academic quarter. Email your members of Congress to support fair treatment for educators on military bases.

  • Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month

    June is LGBTQ Pride Month. Along with the parades and celebrations, we extend a heartfelt reminder that we see you standing up for your students every day—and we appreciate you.

  • NEA’s Racial and Social Justice Convention

    Registration has opened for the 2019 convention, to be held in Houston on July 1 and 2. Join like-minded education activists and be agents of change in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education!

  • 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.

  • Download or update your free TSTA app

    Visit iTunes or Google Play for better design and flow, access to publications, and the ability to add TSTA events to your calendar.

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Education news

June 20, 2019

House approves record Education Department spend

The House passed a $1 trillion spending bill on Wednesday, with both sides trying to avert the return of drastic automatic spending cuts or a budgetary impasse that could put federal agencies on autopilot.

Political Affairs

TRS legislative wrap-up

The major legislation passed this session impacting TRS, SB 12, is intended to stabilize the pension fund for retirees going forward, and includes a one-time 13th check not to exceed $2,000 to be issued by September 2020 to eligible retirees (those retired on or before December 31, 2018).


Two Lubbock members recognized as award winners

Three Lubbock ISD teachers, including two members of Lubbock Educators Association, are winners of the Frank and Nancy Newton Excellence in Education Award, announced last week by the Beaumont Foundation.

Grading Texas

Grading Texas

Yes, the Texas Legislature gave teachers a pay raise, which may be worth a few thousand dollars a year on the high end to some teachers and less to others, depending on decisions by their individual school districts. But lawmakers gave another, much-smaller and much-wealthier group of people a better windfall. They gave the buyers of luxury yachts a new tax break that is potentially worth several times the average teacher’s total salary.

March to the Capitol

On March 11, educators from all parts of the state convened at the Texas Capitol to speak their truth to power. The event was organized jointly by TSTA and Texas-AFT.

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