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Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

ATPE 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.
ATPE Signs on to Amicus Brief in Case of Abbott v. Doe

Sept. 2, 2022: Largest Educator Association in Texas Urges Court to Consider Effect Its Ruling Will Have on Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse.

SBOE Decision to Delay Social Studies TEKS Revision Disrespectful to Educators

Sept. 2, 2022: ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes provides the following statement regarding the SBOE decision to delay the larger overhaul of the Social Studies TEKS to 2025.

A-F accountability ratings are cause for pride in our Texas public school community

Aug. 15, 2022: ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes offers the following statement on the 2022 A-F accountability ratings.

ATPE Statement on New TEA “Chief of School Safety and Security” Position

June 9, 2022: An appointed agency position will bring needed coordination, but its impact will be driven by the policies it is directed to implement.

ATPE Statement on Governor’s Request for Special Legislative Committees to Address School Safety and Mass Violence

June 2, 2022: Largest educator association in Texas urges lawmakers to put politics aside.

ATPE Statement on Shooting at Uvalde CISD’s Robb Elementary School

May 24, 2022: ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes offers this statement following the fatalities resulting from an active shooting incident in Uvalde.

ATPE statement on Gov. Greg Abbott’s May 9 campaign remarks on “school funding following the student”

May 10, 2022: Statement from ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes re: May 9 campaign remarks from Gov. Greg Abbott on school funding following the student.

Use of COVID-19 relief funds to offset rising health insurance costs welcome news

April 28, 2022: Largest educator association in Texas thanks TRS and state leaders for this decision.

Don’t Florida Our Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

April 5, 2022: Statement from ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes on campaign proposal from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for Florida-style parental rights legislation.

ATPE Executive Director: Funding Flexibility a Welcome Announcement for School Districts

March 29, 2022: Largest educator association in Texas has been advocating for this type of consideration all school year.

WEP Reform Now! It’s Time to Cut a Deal

March 16, 2022: Texas public educators and retirees join with Massachusetts retirees to push Social Security compromise.

ATPE Executive Director: Expansion of Teacher Vacancy Task Force Shows TEA Is Listening to Our Concerns

March 16, 2022: Statement from ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes on the expansion of the Teacher Vacancy Task Force.

ATPE: Governor’s “Parental Bill of Rights” Wouldn’t Give Parents Any New Rights

Jan. 21, 2022: Largest educator association in Texas implores voters to ignore political grandstanding and remember personal experiences with the schools at the center of Texas communities.

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