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ATPE Statement on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Texas Public Educators

Read ATPE's response to plans for distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Texas Road Trip Ideas for a (Safe) Pandemic Getaway

Like most Americans, Texans have done their best to stay home and limit the spread of the coronavirus. With this year’s family vacations canceled, the itch to leave home may be intense. This holiday season, road-tripping to some of Texas’ greatest campsites may be the safest answer to your COVID-19 vacation desires.

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Scholarship Opportunity: Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

A component of the Raising Texas Teachers initiative, the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is designed to encourage the best and brightest students to consider a future in the teaching profession. Here’s everything you need to know about this scholarship opportunity.

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Latest Edition of ATPE News Magazine Now Online

The Winter 2020 issue of our award-winning magazine is now available online. In this issue: the stories of two families and their choices for this school year, innovative solutions helping families during the pandemic, a legislative preview, and the digital gap issue dogging Texas.

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New CPE Courses Available on ATPE’s Professional Learning Portal

Keeping up with your teaching certification is just as important as ever. ATPE’s Professional Learning (PL) Portal is an amazing member resource for earning continuing professional education credits—and we’ve just added eight more videos!

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ATPE Statement on State Allocation of $420M Reimbursement for Remote Instruction

On November 18, Governor Greg Abbott announced the state will allocate $420 million in federal CARES Act funds to reimburse school districts for expenses incurred because of remote instruction. Read ATPE's response.

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Check Out ATPE’s Parent-Teacher Toolkit

As COVID-19 continues to impact public education, ATPE has developed a toolkit to help parents and teachers better collaborate during periods of virtual learning and instructional disruptions.

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Meet Another President of a 2019-20 ATPE Local Unit of the Year

Lumberton ATPE won the Local Unit of the Year Award for Local Units with 1–200 Members, and 2019-20 President Susan Letourneau spoke to ATPE about how Lumberton ATPE members are reaching out to one another during the pandemic.

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Texas Educators Find Themselves in an “Impossible Situation,” Worried about Health and Increasing Workloads—and Lacking Trust in State Officials’ Response

State’s largest educator association releases results and analysis of COVID-19 impact surveys.

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From A Bill to Eliminate TRS Healthcare Plans: Crazy Genius or Just Plain Crazy?

Texas State Rep. Ken King has filed a bill to phase out TRS healthcare plans for active and retired Texas educators. ATPE Senior Lobbyist Monty Exter breaks down the proposed bill.

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