Special Session Alert!
Legislators are voting on bills to fund vouchers, take away your payroll deduction rights, and change your pay and benefits. They need to hear from you!
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TEA Commissioner revises T-TESS appraisal rules in response to ATPE’s legal challenge.
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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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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.
Join ATPE before your beach plans take over your lesson plans. You’ll be covered the moment you enter the classroom.
Use ATPE Services and Discounts to save money this holiday season.
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.)