Educators: It's time to "TELL Texas" about your working conditions
Date Posted: 4/24/2014 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE
The TELL (Teaching Empowering Leading and Learning) Texas survey has been open for two and a half weeks, and more than 42,000 educators have already shared their input on working conditions in their schools. ATPE strongly encourages all educators to take the survey before it closes May 31. Percentages of educators responding to the TELL Texas survey by school district as of April 24. School working conditions have a profound impact on teacher retention rates and student achievement. By gathering statewide data on the environment in which teachers are working and students are learning, we will be better equipped to convince the Legislature to provide resources to schools where and how they are needed the most. Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams has asked that all school principals distribute information about the survey to teachers by May 1. If you do not receive a letter with the survey details, please feel free to contact the TELL Texas help desk via the website, www.TELLtexas.org, to request an access code. Remember that the survey is anonymous! The access code you use cannot be linked back to you individually and merely serves to identify the campus on which you work. Don't miss your chance to be heard. Visit www.TELLtexas.org today!
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