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Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander heritage month
May is AANHPI Heritage Month

This month, we highlight how Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have contributed to politics, military, medicine, aviation, entertainment and sports in the United States.

Jump Start
Jump Start your National Board Journey

The TSTA National Board Systems of Support Cohort will provide selected teachers an in-person introductory workshop this summer, two years of structured support, one-on-one mentoring and the opportunity to collaborate with other teacher candidates going through the National Board process. Applications close June 1!

Strong Public Schools
Strong Public Schools

It’s time to recognize teachers for what they are: the pipeline builders for Texas’ economy. Texas teachers stand by their communities, educating our students to thrive in the 21st century. Isn’t it time for Texas to stand by them?


The May runoff election is right around the corner! Early vote starts May 20 and election day is May 28. Vote Education First!

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.

WEP_GPO must go
WEP-GPO must go!

Many educators have their Social Security benefits reduced—or lose them entirely—due to the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). Help us ensure that educators get the Social Security benefits they’ve earned. Ask Congress to fully repeal both the GPO and WEP.

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Education News

May 16, 2024

Texas tax dollars have been spent to help fund out-of-state charter schools; TSTA calls for legislative investigation

The story by Spectrum TV, which aired this week, said the Texas funding was used to help prop up struggling Colorado charters that are part of Third Future Schools, a chain founded by Mike Miles, who now is superintendent of Houston ISD.

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88th Texas Legislature, Called Special Sessions and resources

TSTA applauds House members who stood up for public schools with anti-voucher vote TSTA applauds the House members, Democrats and Republicans, who stood up for their public schools by voting to strip a costly voucher provision from House Bill 1.
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AISD holds Q&A over strongly opposed TEA special education proposal

Austin ISD Board of Trustees held a virtual Q&A session to hear concerns from the community about a controversial order from the Texas Education Agency that would appoint a team of monitors over its special education department.

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Despite his continuing denials, Greg Abbott is responsible for school budgetary shortfalls

Gov. Abbott continues to claim that voucher opponents, not him, were responsible for killing additional funding for public schools last year. But educators in those schools, which are now suffering serious budgetary shortfalls, know better. The governor can lie and try to mislead all he wants, but the truth remains that Greg Abbott killed the school funding bill.

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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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