A solution is in sight for the budget shortfall affecting TRS-Care, the state health-insurance plan for retired school employees. Budget leaders in both the Texas House and the Texas Senate have proposed that available general-purpose revenue be used in 2016-2017 to keep TRS-Care solvent without tapping the pocketbooks of retirees, active school employees, or school districts.
For Allen Weeks, the news was heartbreaking. Two schools in his neighborhood, Webb Middle School and Reagan High School, were slated for closure by the state due to low academic ratings. He had worked for years on nonprofit initiatives to improve the quality of life in the area—a low-income neighborhood in northeast Austin—and the idea […]
This is the second in an ongoing series of profiles on the seven teachers in Houston ISD who are suing the district over the use of its Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS).
Check out the the Winter 2015 edition of Texas Teacher magazine, which is available for download.
“Reclaiming the Promise” in San Antonio, June 12-14, 2015
Make plans now to attend the Texas AFT Convention Friday, June 12, through Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Omni Colonnade in San Antonio.
In a news conference on Feb. 9, Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier joined Houston-area educators and teacher union leaders in a call for school districts to adopt policies against workplace bullying.