TEA Commissioner revises T-TESS appraisal rules in response to ATPE’s legal challenge.
Join early for the 2017-18 school year!
Join ATPE before your beach plans take over your lesson plans. You’ll be covered the moment you enter the classroom. ATPE’s professional liability insurance coverage and employment rights defense coverage will start automatically on Aug. 1.
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This isn’t our first rodeo. Our team of Texas and Washington, DC, lobbyists are actively negotiating on behalf of Texas educators. During every legislative session, we’re fighting for—or against—as many as 1,000 legislative bills that could affect your career.
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ATPE was founded in 1980 by Texas educators. We are largest and most influential voice of public education in Texas. ATPE is the No. 1 choice of Texas educators—from classroom teachers to custodians to principals. That’s because we are Texas-based, independent, and hardworking.
Our legal advice comes with a Texas accent
Our in-house attorneys and our statewide network of supporting law firms know Texas education law. No matter where you are in Texas, when you need us, you’ll have a qualified attorney at your side.
We offer Texas-sized benefits
You can save more than the cost of your dues on member discounts such as car rentals, hotels, teaching supplies, and more. Plus, we offer 24/7 access to FREE online CPE opportunities, webinars, and resources.
You get more for your money
We think Texas educators deserve to save a buck or two. That’s why we have the most affordable rates for superior (really… we invite you to read the fine print!) legal protection, advocacy, and resources.
Learn more about Districts of Innovation
Do you work in a District of Innovation? Learn how this new law may affect your job and your students, and find out how you can share your input.
Learn more about T-TESS
ATPE is helping you prepare for big changes to teacher evaluations. Texas's new appraisal system will be implemented in many districts in 2016-17. Visit our T-TESS resource page to learn more.
Special Session Alert!
Legislators are heading back to Austin in July to consider vouchers, reducing teacher contract rights, taking away your payroll deduction rights, and more. Visit Advocacy Central to give them your input.
Start planning your trip to the 2017 ATPE Summit to be held July 10–12 at the Austin Convention Center.
Join ATPE before your beach plans take over your lesson plans. You’ll be covered the moment you enter the classroom.
ATPE members, check out our newest tool for legislative advocacy. Read about the top education issues being debated by lawmakers, track bills, and connect with your elected officials. (Member login required.)