Information and Resources
We’ve assembled resources for Texas educators, support professionals, and other school employees about the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. However, we really want to hear from you. If you have a specific experience you’d like to share about how you are helping your community cope with the pandemic, or would like to spotlight the good work your fellow members are doing in these challenging times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSTA members are on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis and deserve respect, and respect means a safe workplace and the ability to protect and take care of our families. See the document we’ve put together on our standards for safe schools and a flyer in both English and Spanish.
A mighty list of information about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020:
- A general FAQ
- CARES Act payments
- For now, recipients of Supplemental Security Income will need to file a tax return to qualify for the CARES Act relief payment. An appeal has been made to lift that requirement. We will continue to follow and report any changes.
- The IRS offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs to provide free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.
- Education Stabilization Fund
- Student loans
- The CARES Act includes important provisions for student loan borrowers to get some temporary relief from loan payments.
- Unemployment insurance
- ESSA waivers
- School meals
COVID slide: how financial insecurity causes vulnerable students to lose ground academically
NEA Member Benefits: Member Assistance Program Resources and Services
The MealFinder Map: find campuses serving meals in your neighborhood
NEA: Just the Facts 2020, a monthly report on presidential candidate positions
Spotlight on COVID-19
Spotlight on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Student assessment: Assessment and grading guidance from TEA
National, state, and local news
Articles are added daily to Education News.