Texas State Teachers Association
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Honesty in Education

We want our kids to have an education that imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others and courage to do what’s right to build a better nation. Our goal is to ensure our public schools have empowered educators and a curriculum that helps students understand the past and prepare for the future.

Supporting LGBTQ+ youth and educators

LGBTQ+ students are more likely to face bullying and harassment, leading to poor grades, higher dropout rates, and homelessness. This LGBTQ+ History Month, join us in our commitment to safe and affirming schools for our LGBTQ+ students and colleagues — especially National Coming Out Day this Oct. 11.

National Bullying Prevention Month

October in National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to focus and raise awareness on bullying. During this month, many groups across the country will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at bringing awareness to the issue of bullying.


During October, we celebrate the dedicated faculty and staff who ensure our students are able to grab their piece of the American Dream through higher education.

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.

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Education News

October 22, 2021

TSTA member is the new Texas Teacher of the Year

Ramon Benavides, a biology teacher from Ysleta ISD in El Paso and member of the Ysleta Teachers Association, was named the 2022 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year.

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Texas' third called special session has ended

In theory, the 2021 cycle of redistricting was about revising district boundaries to evenly distribute Texas’ fast-growing population and ensure voters have fair representation.
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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.

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Where was Gov. Abbott when Holocaust denial became an issue in Carroll ISD?

Gov. Abbott was silent when a school administrator in Carroll ISD, overreacting to the new, so-called “critical race theory” law that Abbott signed, told teachers to put books with “opposing” views of the Holocaust – books by Holocaust deniers – in their classroom libraries.

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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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