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The 87th Texas Legislative Session Is Upon Us

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the 87th Texas legislative session officially began. What should educators expect? And how can you get involved?

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COVID-19 & Your Rights: An Update

ATPE members: Join us at 5 p.m. CST Thursday, January 28, for a webinar covering the top questions on educators’ minds now.

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Are You Following ATPE on Social Media?

Don’t miss out on updates essential to dedicated educators like you. Here’s where you can find us.

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Marking National Mentoring Month

January is also National Mentoring Month. Spearheaded by the MENTOR National organization, this month aims to bring national attention on the need for mentors for the country’s young people.

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From TeachtheVote.org: Texas Legislative Session Begins in One Week

The 2021 Texas legislative session starts January 12. ATPE Lobbyist Andrea Chevalier breaks down the opening day plans and how this session will differ from previous ones due to COVID-19.

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January Is School Board Recognition Month

Take time this month to celebrate your community’s school board and educate those around you about the vital role school boards play in our public schools.

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ATPE at the Virtual Capitol

Our legislative symposium and advocacy training event exclusively for ATPE members will be held from 1–6:15 p.m. February 21, 2021. Here’s all the latest info!

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From TeachtheVote.org: Governor Abbott discusses vaccine distribution in Texas

The governor discussed COVID-19 vaccines at a morning press conference, expressing hope that teachers will be vaccinated early.

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ATPE University Sponsor Looks Back on 37-Year Long Career

Longtime ATPE leader, champion of new teachers, and lifelong educator Rene Zúñiga, Ed.D., is retiring in December and spoke with ATPE about his career and the importance of supporting students and new teachers.

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ATPE Urges Congress to Extend Federal COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave Benefits into 2021

The conditions that necessitated paid sick leave extensions as part of COVID-19 relief continue to exist, even with potential vaccine arrival, says Texas’ largest educator association.

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