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.

Paris teacher wins $1,000 grant from ATPE
03/02/2012
Paris Independent School District science teacher Jodi Andoe was selected as the recipient of a $1,000 Grant for Teaching Excellence award in the secondary category from the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE). Andoe teaches eighth grade science at Paris Junior High School. 

ATPE mentioned in Austin Chronicle article, "AISD versus representative democracy"
02/27/2012
AISD Versus Representative Democracy - Board to push back union representation deal another two months

ATPE webinar series featured in Round Rock Leader
02/24/2012
Just 10 days before the filing deadline, Round Rock resident Ted Meng threw his hat in the race for Place 1 on the Round Rock City Council, currently held by Craig Morgan.                      

ATPE mentioned in Austin Chronicle article, "AISD board postpones union vote"
02/24/2012
The Austin ISD board of trustees may have a hundred million reasons to continue its exclusive consultation agreement with Education Austin after board trustee Annette LoVoi listed the district's savings from working with the union. Having already delayed the vote for three months, on Feb. 20 the board penciled in another extension on its discussion of which organization will represent staff.

ATPE mentioned in KUT news article, "Austin school board examines contract with union tonight"
02/20/2012
The Austin ISD school board will discuss alternatives to their current, longstanding consultation agreement with Education Austin tonight.

ATPE mentioned in Austin American-Statesman news article, "Austin school board to discuss labor negotiation tonight"
02/20/2012
With 3,000 members, Education Austin may have the most to lose when the Austin school board revisits its labor relations policy later this month. 

ATPE candidate forum featured in article
02/19/2012
The Association of Texas Professional Educators will hold a candidate forum to hear those running for District 9 of the State Board of Education on Feb. 21.

ATPE mentioned in PolitiFact article
02/17/2012
Paul Sadler says he and others gave Texas teachers three pay raises and health insurance.

ATPE mentioned in Austin Chronicle article, "Austin Education vs. Education Austin"
02/17/2012
School district suddenly goes wobbly on longstanding relationship with faculty-staff union

ATPE mentioned in Fort Worth Star-Telegram news article, "DFW teachers' morale is plummeting amid effects of Texas budget cuts"
02/09/2012
DFW teachers' morale plummeting amid effects of Texas budget cuts

ATPE mentioned in Abilene-Reporter News article, "Abilene, Big Country districts say their teachers work more than enough hours each school day"
01/26/2012
Abilene, Big Country districts say their teachers work more than enough hours each school day

ATPE Foundation featured in The Pasadena Citizen news article, "Pasadena High athletic trainer receives $2,500 grant from ATPE"
01/25/2012
Pasadena High athletic trainer receives $2,500 grant from ATPE

ATPE mentioned in Victoria Advocate news article, "Collective bargaining could lead to strikes, divisiveness in schools"
01/09/2012
The Wisconsin protests that led to canceled classes is exactly the situation the Association of Texas Professional Educators wants to avoid.

Literacy grant open to Texas public school libraries
01/04/2012

The ATPE Foundation’s literacy initiative grant provides funds to Texas public school libraries for the modernization of literacy materials and resources. The deadline to apply for the grant is Feb. 1.



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