Press releases

The latest news from ATPE

ATPE is the voice of more than 100,000 Texas public educators. See how we are making headlines in these recent press releases.

Corpus Christi ISD teacher finalist for $5,000 award
05/23/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) is proud to announce that Corpus Christi ISD’s Cesaria Germain, senior executive administrative assistant to the assistant superintendent, is one of three finalists for ATPE’s Associate Educator of the Year award.

Corsicana ISD principal finalist for $5,000 award
05/23/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) is proud to announce that Carroll Elementary’s Principal Cynthia Woody is one of two finalists for ATPE’s Administrator of the Year award. 

State’s largest educator group rebrands, unveils new website
05/15/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) is recommitting to supporting 21st century Texas educators. The organization recently rolled out a new brand that includes a reworked logo, an all-new website and a tagline its leaders feel better reflects the group’s mission: Your Ally. Your Voice.™

Low response rate to teacher survey in San Antonio
05/08/2014
TELL Texas, the first statewide survey of educators ever mandated by the Texas Legislature, opened last month, but many San Antonio teachers have not participated. The survey gives educators an opportunity to weigh in on important issues on their campuses. Some members of the state’s largest educator group, the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), reported that their school principals have yet to distribute the survey packets.

State’s largest educator group challenges SAISD policy
05/08/2014
San Antonio ISD trustees are set to hear a grievance Monday that could change how SAISD consults with employees on salaries, benefits and working conditions. The grievance, filed by the SAISD chapter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), challenges a 32 year old injunction which prohibits the district from making changes to its employee consultation policy.

ATPE thanks local teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week
05/07/2014
Today, the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) thanked local teachers for their dedication to educating Texas’ students. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, the association provided free 15-minute chair massages for all staff members and faculty at Harris Elementary, a school that ATPE staff members “adopted” nine years ago.

New proposed teacher evaluation system raises concerns
05/06/2014
The state’s largest educator association has concerns about plans for a new teacher evaluation system recently announced by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Under the new plan, a small percentage of teachers—those who teach certain subjects and grades for which there are state standardized tests—would be evaluated in part using student test scores. The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) worries about raising the stakes of high-pressure student testing and potentially alienating teachers.

Parents wanted: The best gift for Teacher Appreciation Week
05/02/2014
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5–9, and National Teacher’s Day falls on May 6. These are special days to honor our educators and recognize their dedication to teaching children. The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) would like to encourage parents and students to ‘Thank a Teacher’ this Teacher Appreciation Week.

Academy at West Birdville wins $1,500 ATPE Foundation literacy grant
04/28/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Foundation would like to recognize Academy at West Birdville for winning a $1,500 literacy grant.

Brookline Elementary wins $1,500 ATPE Foundation literacy grant
04/28/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Foundation Director Loree LeBoeuf recently made a special presentation to Brookline Elementary recognizing the school for winning a $1,500 literacy grant. 

Bayles Elementary wins $1,500 ATPE Foundation literacy grant
04/28/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Foundation is recognizing Bayles Elementary for winning a $1,500 literacy grant from the foundation.

Barrick Elementary wins $1,500 ATPE Foundation literacy grant
04/28/2014
Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Foundation Director Loree LeBoeuf recently made a special presentation to Barrick Elementary, recognizing the school for winning a $1,500 literacy grant.

Carroll Elementary awarded $1,500 ATPE Foundation literacy grant
04/28/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Foundation would like to recognize Carroll Elementary for winning a $1,500 literacy grant.

Bane Elementary awarded $1,500 ATPE Foundation literacy grant
04/28/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Foundation would like to recognize Bane Elementary School for winning a $1,500 literacy grant.

Terrell Elementary awarded $1,500 ATPE Foundation literacy grant
04/28/2014
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Foundation would like to recognize Terrell Elementary for winning a $1,500 literacy grant.

Educators should not fear backlash for taking teacher survey
04/10/2014
TELL Texas, the first statewide survey of educators ever mandated by the Texas Legislature opened Monday. Although more than 24,000 educators have already participated in the survey, some teachers have expressed their concerns about possible repercussions from their administrators. However, the state’s largest educator association is working to reassure teachers that the survey is anonymous and should not result in any adverse employment actions.

Educators: Get ready to TELL Texas about your school!
04/04/2014
The TELL (Teaching Empowering Leading and Learning) Texas survey is the first statewide survey of educators mandated by the Texas Legislature. For many years, the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) has urged the state to conduct such a survey in order to focus attention on the factors that affect both teacher retention and student success.

ATPE hosts ‘Shoot for the STAARs Education Day’
03/11/2014
Texas elementary school students are tested in core subject areas such as reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies through the state’s STAAR exams. In order to help Houston-area students in grades 3–5 prepare for their upcoming tests, the Texas Southern University (TSU) chapter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) is hosting a free event Saturday, March 15.

ATPE stresses the importance of teachers voting their profession
02/27/2014
“It’s time for teachers to vote their profession” will be the message delivered to area educators Saturday during a regional meeting of the Association of Texas Professional Educators. Newly appointed ATPE Executive Director Gary Godsey will address the group at 10 a.m. on the Texas A&M University–Central Texas campus.

House District 10 candidates to speak face-to-face with educators at ATPE Education Forum
02/13/2014
The state’s largest educator association is hosting a forum Feb. 20 for the four candidates vying to replace retiring State Representative Jim Pitts (R–Waxahachie). Pitts served the last three terms as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and was one of the strongest allies of Speaker of the House Rep. Joe Straus (R–San Antonio). 

 |<  <  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8  >  >| 
Displaying results 61-80 (of 154)