• 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.

  • TSTA and NEA stand ready

    TSTA and NEA stand ready to assist educators and students as they try to recover from the senseless tragedy in El Paso. Here also are some resources that educators can use as they help their colleagues and students in the wake of the shootings.

  • Register by October 7 to vote in the November election

    The first step in voting education first is making sure you are registered! Encourage your colleagues, friends and family to verify their voter registration and get to the polls in November.

  • NEA Member Benefits offering assistance to victims of South Texas flooding

    In response to the severe storms and flooding in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties, NEA Member Benefits has activated its Disaster Relief Program. NEA MB and its business partners are ready to provide resources to NEA members and affiliates affected by the disaster.

  • Be a public education voter

    Get ready for the 2020 election with Strong Public Schools, NEA’s voter guide. See where presidential candidates stand on the issues affecting your classroom with the Compare Candidates tool and join other educator activists in your area using the events calendar. 

  • 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

September 18, 2019

Districts announce closures ahead of storm

School districts have canceled classes for today ahead of Tropical Depression Imelda arrival on the Southeast Texas coast — which is expected to bring rain and flooding to much of the Greater Houston area.

Political Affairs

Chapter 37 Student Discipline Updates

During its recent session, the Legislature made a number of changes to laws governing student codes of conduct and procedures, and the Texas Education Agency has analyzed these changes in correspondence to school districts. These new laws covered by TEA make changes to Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code that will impact districts in the 2019-20 school year.


Teachers to get raises under new state budget plan

As Texan school districts receive new state funding for teacher raises, teachers are set to see significant pay increases.

Grading Texas

Grading Texas

Thirteen-year-old Joaquin Bartelli of Austin, a U.S. citizen who is proud of his Mexican heritage, represents part of an American future that no amount of wall-building is going to stop or even slow down. President Trump tweets bigotry and fear, while Joaquin, in a letter published in the Austin American-Statesman, tells it like it is as he sums up the waste and futility of building Trump’s wall along the southern border.

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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