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 KVUE-TV (Austin ABC News) article, "Public Ed advocates question Perry’s Texas Budget Compact"
Governor Rick Perry's return to Texas politics began with a familiar boast. "Keeping taxes low is an essential part of what's made Texas the best place in the country to live, work, and raise a family," Governor Perry said at a media event Monday in Houston. "And that's not going to change on my watch."
ATPE mentioned in El Paso Times news article, "EPISD to allow process giving workers more voice in policies"
El Paso Independent School District teachers and hourly employees this June will vote to elect an organization to represent their issues with district administrators.
ATPE candidate forum featured on KLTV Channel 7 News in Tyler
East Texas candidates running for office this election season heard from teachers Tuesday night at an education forum.
ATPE member Sue Melton featured in TFN Insider article, "Opposing Texas SBOE candidates talk evolution and science education"
Opposing Texas SBOE candidates talk evolution and science education
ATPE Foundation mentioned in KTSM-TV news article, "Parkland High School library wins $1,000 grant"
A $1,000 check will be presented to Parkland High school for a literacy grant awarded by the Association of Texas Professional Educators Foundation (ATPE). The grant is intended for school libraries to purchase literacy materials and modernize resources.
ATPE mentioned in El Paso Times news article, "El Paso ISD to mull broader consultation process"
A proposed policy change at the El Paso Independent School District would allow teachers and other non-supervisory employees to choose an organization to take their concerns to administrators.
ATPE mentioned in Austin Chronicle article, "AISD inches toward consultation deal"
Austin ISD is getting closer to settling its seemingly never-ending fight over employee consultation. On March 30 the administration finally released its latest draft policy, replacing the old exclusive consultation agent policy with a new inclusive/exclusive model – one that would leave Education Austin
as the prime negotiating partner but formalize its outreach to nonmembers.
ATPE mentioned in The American Prospect article, "It takes an election: Rallies can energize supporters of a cause, but rarely do they change policy"
Last year, Save Texas Schools held a rally that wowed most of us covering it. Around 10,000 people came from across the state, traveling hours on buses to demand lawmakers prioritize education funding, and forego the unprecedented cuts the legislature's initial budget had proposed. In a state with little history of organization and few structures for bringing people together, the rally was an impressive success.
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.