July 2017

July 2017

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: July 28, 2017

Date Posted: 7/28/2017

The Texas Legislature is wrapping up its second week of a special session. Here are stories you might have missed.

Dan Patrick's Texas Senate plows ahead

Date Posted: 7/27/2017

In a matter of days, the Texas Senate, under the direction of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, plowed through Governor Greg Abbott's special session priorities on education.

House Public Education sets focus on school finance

Date Posted: 7/25/2017

The House Public Education Committee held its first hearing of the special session Monday at the Texas Capitol.

School finance reform bill heads to full House

Date Posted: 7/25/2017

The House Public Education Committee approved school finance HB 21 Tuesday by a vote of 10-1, with state Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas) voting in opposition.

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: July 21, 2017

Date Posted: 7/21/2017

We're entering a busy weekend at the Texas Capitol, and here's what you need to know from the ATPE lobby team.

Texas Senate to hear multiple education bills this weekend. Call your senator!

Date Posted: 7/20/2017

An overview of the public hearings scheduled for this weekend.

Special session begins with educators out in force

Date Posted: 7/19/2017

The July special session of the 85th Texas Legislature – formally referred to as the “first called session” in Capitol parlance – kicked off this week on the heels of a large rally in support of public education.

Lt. Gov. Patrick outlines teacher pay, TRS proposals

Date Posted: 7/14/2017

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick outlined a plan Thursday that on the surface promised a raise for teachers and relief for rate hikes resulting from the TRS-Care funding shortfall which lawmakers only partially covered during the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature.

Teach the Vote’s Week in Review: July 14, 2017

Date Posted: 7/14/2017

Here is your weekly education news wrap-up, the special session preview edition.

From The Texas Tribune: Hey, Texplainer: Does the Texas lottery fully fund public education?

Date Posted: 7/07/2017

The lottery is supposed to fund education — that was stated at the get-go. Why is lottery money being used for other things?

ATPE's Wrap-Up of the 85th Legislature's Regular Session

Date Posted: 7/07/2017

While navigating challenges both new and familiar, and with the support of our members, ATPE has continued to fight for the rights of educators, teachers, and parents and to fend off threats to public education in the great state of Texas.