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.
ATPE mentioned in KVIA-TV (El Paso ABC news) article, "EPISD proposed policy change divides teachers’ associations"
El Paso Independent School District teachers' associations are divided over proposed changes to a policy related to the way they air out concerns.
ATPE featured in Waxahachie Daily Light news article, "Rally for Texas education"
Parents, teachers and students rallied Saturday at the Capitol in support of the state’s public education system.
ATPE mentioned in Corpus Christi Caller-Times news article, "Local teacher unions, associations to send delegation to Save Texas Schools Rally"
At least 60 Corpus Christi educators plan to add their voices to about 7,000 others against education funding cuts during a rally and march in Austin Saturday.
ATPE Grant for Teaching Excellence winner Lauri Peters featured in San Antonio Express-News article, "Providing food for thought at the 'Reading Restaurant'"
Providing food for thought at the 'Reading Restaurant'
San Antonio teacher wins $1,000 grant from ATPE
East Central Independent School District Dyslexia Specialist Lauri Peters was selected as the recipient of a $1,000 Grant for Teaching Excellence award in the elementary category from the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE). Peters teaches at Pecan Valley Elementary School in San Antonio.
Paris teacher wins $1,000 grant from ATPE
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"
AISD Versus Representative Democracy - Board to push back union representation deal another two months
ATPE webinar series featured in Round Rock Leader
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"
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"
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"
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
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
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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
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.