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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.
We are the largest family of Texas educators
ATPE was founded 35 years ago 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.
Start planning your trip to the 2016 ATPE Summit to be held July 20–22 at the Austin Convention Center.
Read the latest association news and find information on tools and trends in Texas public education.
ATPE is your ally and your voice. Join today to take advantage of our protection, advocacy and resources.