October 2017

October 2017

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Oct. 27, 2017

Date Posted: 10/27/2017

Here's this week's round-up of education news from the ATPE lobby team.

Speaker's exit puts public education on edge

Date Posted: 10/26/2017

Texas Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) announced yesterday that he will not be running for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, and therefore will not return to lead the Texas House of Representatives when the 86th Texas Legislature convenes in January 2019.

Lt. Gov. Patrick issues Senate interim charges

Date Posted: 10/24/2017

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released another round of interim charges today. Today's list, a list of issues he expects Senate committees to study and make recommendations on ahead of the 86th Legislature beginning in 2019, includes charges directed at the Senate Education Committee and a few other committees relevant to public education.

Speaker Straus releases House interim charges

Date Posted: 10/23/2017

Texas Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) released interim charges Monday for the Texas House of Representatives.

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Oct. 20, 2017

Date Posted: 10/20/2017

Here's this week's wrap-up of education news from ATPE.

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Oct. 13, 2017

Date Posted: 10/13/2017

Here are your weekly education news highlights from ATPE.

House Public Education hears Harvey costs

Date Posted: 10/12/2017

The House Public Education Committee met Thursday in Austin to consider interim charges related to Hurricane Harvey.

TEA approves ADA adjustments for Harvey districts

Date Posted: 10/09/2017

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced Monday that Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has exercised his authority to authorize an adjustment in average daily attendance (ADA) for certain districts affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Federal Update: Efforts to protect educators' Social Security benefits

Date Posted: 10/06/2017

An update from David Pore, ATPE's Washington, DC-based lobbyist.

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Oct. 6, 2017

Date Posted: 10/06/2017

Here's the latest education news from Texas and Washington, DC, supplied by your ATPE lobby team.

House weighs Harvey's cost to government, schools

Date Posted: 10/02/2017

The House Appropriations Committee met Monday at the University of Houston to discuss the state’s response to Hurricane Harvey, which ravaged Southeast Texas and the Coastal Bend in August.