Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators


H-E-B teacher awarded $5,000 as Educator of the Year

July 25, 2017: Christopher Adams, a fifth-grade teacher from Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, was recently honored with the Elementary Educator of the Year Award from ATPE.

Mesquite ISD Superintendent named ATPE Administrator of the Year

July 26, 2017: Dr. David Vroonland, Mesquite ISD superintendent, was recently honored with the 2017 Administrator of the Year Award from ATPE.

ATPE weighs in on expanded special session call

July 20, 2017: The supplemental call adds legislation to increase funding for TRSCare, which was not part of the original plan for the special session.

Call for Special Session Raises Concerns Among Educators

June 9, 2017: Texas Governor Greg Abbott released his plans for a special legislative session that would begin July 18. ATPE is concerned that several education-related issues on the agenda could hurt Texas public schools.

Texas Governor Calls for Special Session Attacking Teachers

June 6, 2017: ATPE urges legislators to support educators.

ATPE’s tips for thanking your child’s teacher at the end of the year

May 26, 2017: ATPE shares guidelines for giving teachers gifts.

Senate passes its voucher-heavy version of HB 21

May 22, 2017: ATPE opposes vouchers, urges House to make public schools priority.

Senate jeopardizes school funding for kids over failed voucher plan

May 11, 2017: ATPE opposes vouchers.

ATPE partners with Papa John’s to thank educators this week

May 3, 2017: ATPE recognizes and honors all Texas educators for their dedication to public school students.

Senate Education Committee Votes to Approve Voucher Bill

March 23, 2017: ATPE Lobbyist Monty Exter testified in opposition to the bill Tuesday, telling senators that voucher programs will not help the majority of disadvantaged students in Texas and will actually leave them behind.

Senate Ed. Committee to hear Patrick’s Voucher Bills Tuesday

March 20, 2017: SB 3 sets up two voucher programs, including an education savings account and a tax credit scholarship.

Hundreds of Texas Teachers Head to the Capitol

March 3, 2017: ATPE plans to discuss with lawmakers important education issues, such as opposing school vouchers, fully funding public education, providing affordable healthcare options for educators, and stopping unfair attacks on school employees.

Anti-Teacher Bill to be Heard on Monday

February 9, 2017: Lawmakers try to silence teachers with SB 13.

State’s Largest Educator Group Weighs In on DeVos’s Confirmation

February 7, 2017: With a 51-to-50 vote, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education today.

ATPE Weighs In on State of the State

January 31, 2017: Texas Governor Greg Abbott addressed some key public education issues in his State of the State address today.

State's Largest Educator Group Weighs In on Senate Bill 3, Dan Patrick's Press Conference

January 30, 2017: ATPE staunchly opposes Senate Bill 3, which would funnel public funds to schools that are not held accountable in the same manner as public schools for how they perform.

SXSWedu Pairs Up with Local Educator Association for 2017

January 18, 2017: ATPE is proud to announce our partnership with SXSWedu, an annual conference and festival focusing on innovations in learning.