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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.

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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.

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Education News

December 12, 2019

Most defrauded students' financial relief applications rejected

The Education Department's first batch of notifications to around 17,000 student loan borrowers who applied to have their debt forgiven after being defrauded by for-profit colleges will reject 95% of them.
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Take Action

Voters approve Proposition 4, but TSTA scores some victories

Trying to kill Proposition 4 on the constitutional amendments ballot was always an uphill battle because of longstanding opposition in Texas to a state income tax, and in the end the proposal was adopted, 76 percent to 24 percent, in Tuesday’s election.
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Locals

HISD urge judge to halt state takeover

Lawyers for Houston ISD have urged a federal judge to stop Texas education officials from replacing the district's elected board until he rules on the merits of their lawsuit challenging the action.
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GRADING TEXAS

There is a fact of life in Austin that every educator should remember. What the Texas Legislature giveth during one session can be taken away in the next session, and this includes teacher pay raises. Whether that happens depends on what happens in the in-between year – the election year.

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NEA MEMBER BENEFITS

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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