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    Join your fellow educators and friends of public education for a march to the Capitol and a rally on the south steps on Monday, March 11, 2019. The rally will begin at noon.

  • Pflugerville member leads “College Shirt Wednesday” campaign

    When TSTA member Margaret Olivarez realized that none of her third graders had a college t-shirt to wear, she reached out to institutions across the nation. The response was overwhelming.

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January 17, 2019

SB 3 will still leave Texas teachers below national average

Senate Bill 3 would increase education funding in the state by more than $4 billion, with most of the money going to towards a $5,000 raise to teachers.

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Pflugerville Elementary teacher leads "College Shirt Wednesday" campaign

Every week at Pflugerville ISD’s Copperfield Elementary students and educators are encouraged to participate in “College Shirt Wednesdays,” when teachers and staff can celebrate their alma maters and students can look forward to their own college experiences.

But when Margaret Olivarez, a TSTA member who teaches third-grade bilingual education, looked around her classroom one Wednesday last fall, she didn’t see a single university represented. After polling her students, she discovered that not one of them had a college shirt to wear.

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San Antonio Alliance demands transparency

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