December 2017

December 2017

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Dec. 22, 2017

Date Posted: 12/22/2017

Happy holidays! Here's your week in review from ATPE Governmental Relations.

Congress releases final tax bill

Date Posted: 12/16/2017

The U.S. House and Senate have finalized a conference tax bill that is expected to be voted on by each body over the course of next week.

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Dec. 15, 2017

Date Posted: 12/15/2017

As you're preparing for a holiday break, here's a look at this week's education news from ATPE.

Sen. Bettencourt leads attack on educators voting

Date Posted: 12/14/2017

State Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) has fired the first public shot in what has been a heretofore behind-the-scenes effort to discourage educators from voting en masse in the upcoming elections.

TRS Annual Review

Date Posted: 12/14/2017

The TRS health care update this year is focused on an in-depth analysis of the changes from the 2017 Care and ActiveCare plans to those going into effect during the 2018 plan year, as a result of legislative action during 85th regular and special sessions.

SBEC wraps final 2017 meeting, announces joint conference with SBOE

Date Posted: 12/11/2017

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) met for the final board meeting of the year to act on and discuss an agenda filled with a number of topics, including revisiting a controversial proposal to certify "non-traditional" superintendent candidates.

Republican primary voters will face voucher question

Date Posted: 12/08/2017

Republican Party of Texas officials have placed a voucher question on the ballot that will go before GOP primary voters in 2018.

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Dec. 8, 2017

Date Posted: 12/08/2017

It's a snowy edition of today's education news wrap-up from ATPE Governmental Relations.

ATPE weighs in as Congress hashes out differences on tax bill

Date Posted: 12/04/2017

Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill designed by the upper chamber’s Republican leaders.

Teach the Vote’s Week in Review: Dec. 1, 2017

Date Posted: 12/01/2017

The weekend is here, and it's time for your wrap-up of education news from ATPE.