ATPE Implores Williamson County Commissioners Court Not to Withhold CARES Act Funding from Leander, Round Rock ISDs
Dec. 15, 2021: Shannon Holmes, Ed.D, executive director of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, issues the following statement following news reports of the Williamson County Commissioners Court discussion of withholding Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from Leander and Round Rock ISDs.
ATPE Executive Director: Call for TEA Investigations Ignores Pressing Issues
Nov. 10, 2021: Shannon Holmes, Ed.D, executive director of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, issues the following statement on letter to the Texas Education Agency dated Nov. 10, 2021.
ATPE Executive Director: Krause Book Inquiry Is a "Frankenstein Monster"
Oct. 26, 2021: Call for school districts to identify books in libraries is driven by culture wars, not common sense.
Texas’ largest educator group fights for federal infrastructure funding to keep schools healthy and support workers
Oct. 22, 2021: ATPE urges Congress to fund education priorities in pending infrastructure deals.
ATPE Statement on Shooting at Mansfield ISD’s Timberview High School
Oct. 6, 2021: Largest educator association in Texas stands by to support the local school community, including our many members in Mansfield ISD.
ATPE Urges Texas Governor to Allow Schools to Determine Their Own Mask Needs
July 28, 2021: Largest educator association in Texas calls on Gov. Greg Abbott to revoke his prohibition on governmental subdivisions implementing mask rules.
ATPE Awards Highest Honor to Texas Public School Employees
July 15, 2021: Texas public school employees have gone above and beyond the call of duty over this past year and deserve any and all recognition, says ATPE State President.
ATPE Applauds Thursday’s Pro-Public Education Budget Votes by the Texas House
April 23, 2021: Educators hope the House amendments to the budget will accelerate getting federal relief funds to school districts.
ATPE: "Extending the Hold Harmless Provision is Critical, Welcome Step to Providing Our Schools with the Aid They Need."
March 4, 2021: Largest educator association in Texas thanks state leadership for listening to education community and helping stave off damaging budget cuts due to low attendance numbers caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
ATPE: "Priority Vaccine Access for School Employees First Step to Normalcy."
March 3, 2021: Largest educator association in Texas welcomes news that the federal government is mandating prioritization and eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine for U.S. school employees, especially in light of new TEA guidance that allows school boards to opt out of masking on campus.
ATPE: "Ending the Statewide Mask Mandate is the Wrong Move at the Wrong Time."
March 2, 2021: Largest educator association in Texas believes removing the mask mandate will increase health risk in schools and increase anxiety among educators, students.
ATPE Urges Congress to Extend Federal COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave Benefits Into 2021
December 17, 2020: The conditions that necessitated paid sick leave extensions as part of COVID-19 relief continue to exist, even with potential vaccine arrival, says the largest educator association in Texas.