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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for staying informed and alert during the special sessions.
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.