News Archive

July 5, 2011

NEA Representative Assembly Draws to a Close

How to Avoid Trouble on Public Computers and Wireless


July 4, 2011

ESP of the Year Inspires Collegues

NEA Delegates Vote to Support President Barack Obama


July 3, 2011

Vice President Biden “Stands with NEA” to Restore American Dream


June 30, 2011

Ideology, not public education, drove Legislature


June 29, 2011

House adjourns, special session ends


June 28, 2011

Legislature Approves Senate Bill 1

TSTA President to be Interviewed at NEA Rep Assembly

NEA Representative Assembly Opens Thursday

Round Rock teacher named Presidential Award finalist


June 27, 2011

Update: SB 8 passes

House, Senate approve SB 2 without Rainy Day money

TSTA: Students will suffer the consequences of SB 8

SB 8 conference committee report cuts teacher pay, weakens due process


June 23, 2011

Registration opens for Texas Conference for Women


June 22, 2011

Special session slows down


June 21, 2011

House appoints its conferees on Senate Bill 8


June 20, 2011

Senate Bill 8 goes to conference committee


June 19, 2011

TRS to study TRS-Care

SBEC discusses relationships law


June 16, 2011

House approves SB 8, retreats on Rainy Day Fund

SB 8 passes, Howard amendment removed

Roll call on SB 8 passage to second reading


June 15, 2011

SB 8, HB 17 attack teachers, not the budgetary crisis

Haecker warns TSTA is ready and able to help angry parents respond to damage to children’s schools

Save Our Schools march set for July 30 in D.C.


June 14, 2011

Double-barreled trouble headed to House floor


June 13, 2011

House Education to hear SB 8 tomorrow

Senate passes virtual school, charter bills


June 11, 2011

Kouri named executive director, effective Sept.1

Pres. Rita Haecker’s editorial: Legislature fails the test


June 10, 2011

Bill to gut 22-1 is weakened by sponsor; calls are working

House approves SB1, Rainy Day contingency for schools


June 9, 2011

Staples Teacher Appreciation Day is Aug. 13

Win a scholarship to the NEA ESP Conference


June 8, 2011

Keep calling on HBs 18, 19, 20, 21; House debate today

Two events during the NEA RA you may not know about


June 7, 2011

Thursday will be a big day in House; keep calling


June 6, 2011

Pay cut bill approved by Senate; TSTA Lobby Day Tuesday


June 4, 2011

House Appropriations votes out finance bills


June 3, 2011

Lost your job? Salary cut? NEAMB can help

Anti-teacher bills advance; TSTA lobby day on Tuesday

Bad Bills on the move in the House

Another Bad Bill set for a hearing

Pay cut bill approved by Senate Ed


June 2, 2011

Come to the Capitol in Austin Tuesday to fight for schools!

TSTA testifies against pay cuts

TSTA testimony in opposition to SB 8

TSTA testimony on SB 1


June 1, 2011

Pay cut bill set for hearing; HB400 is back


May 31, 2011

Cutting teacher salaries on special session agenda


May 30, 2011

Governor Perry announces special session topics

Special session to convene Tuesday

Senate adjourns sine die; special session tomorrow


May 29, 2011

Senator blocks SB 1811, special session threatened

Anti-teacher provisions bite the dust


May 28, 2011

Lege approves budget; school finance set for Sunday


May 27, 2011

Charters, school finance developments in Lege

TSTA gets coverage across the state


May 26, 2011

Conferees approve new state budget

TSTA release: Worst public education budget in 27 years


May 25, 2011

Parental involvement bill approved by House

SBOE chair fails to win confirmation

Today, the Senate passed the following bills


May 24, 2011

Teacher appraisal bill dies, but watch out

Senate expands instructional allotments bill

Tragedy in Joplin, Missouri: How you can help

Senate: Passed on the Local & Uncontested Calendar


May 23, 2011

House approves Teacher Appreciation Week

Senate passes football helmet, bullying bills

Senate Bill 1581 struck on point of order


May 21, 2011

Vouchers, HB 400 could land on SB1581 on Monday

Senate passes felony termination bill

The Senate and House have adjourned until Monday

Senate Conferees on SB 1811


May 20, 2011

Budget deal cuts $4 billion from public ed; fight over vouchers, HB400 may erupt Sunday

Senate passes charter, transportation bills

House approves health benefits, TRS bills

Save Texas Schools calls rally for tomorrow, May 21

House approves curriculum bill


May 19, 2011

Vouchers, HB 400 proposals reset for Friday

House passes bill on students with dyslexia

Local and Uncontested Calendar

Senate Ed approves corporal punishment, other bills

Mentoring bill approved by House Public Education


May 18, 2011

House Public Ed approves teacher appraisal bill

Keep calling the Capitol against vouchers and other anti-teacher proposals

Charter school bill approved by House Public Ed


May 17, 2011

Multiple Red Alerts!

Senate approves travel services for charters

Physical ed, other bills approved by Senate committee

Flyer with more on Save Texas Schools’ rally on Saturday


May 16, 2011

TRS bill approved by House

House Public Ed approves Senate bills

Senate passes personal financial literacy bill

Save Texas Schools calls rally for May 21


May 13, 2011

HB 400 misses House deadline, dies but…

Toll-free numbers for the conference committee

House passes bills on suicide prevention, 13th check

Today, the Senate gave final passage to the following bills

TSTA testifies against teacher appraisal bill


May 12, 2011

House passes corporal punishment bill

Charter bill heard by House Public Ed Committee


May 11, 2011

House approves caregiver enrollment bill

Senate passes dropout, seatbelt bills

House Ed hears school attendance, online testing bills

Please call now about HB 400: we can stop it!


May 10, 2011

House committee approves pensions bill

Senate Ed Committee approves special ed voucher bill

Senate passes TRS bills


May 9, 2011

Midnight: HB 400 bumped to Tuesday’s calendar

Higher ed fiscal bill passed by Senate

Senate budget conferees appointed

TSTA testifies against voucher bill