September 2017

September 2017

Lt. Gov. Patrick releases interim charges on Harvey

Date Posted: 9/29/2017

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released his list of interim charges pertaining to Hurricane Harvey on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Sept. 29, 2017

Date Posted: 9/29/2017

Happy Friday from ATPE! Here's a wrap-up of this week's education news.

TEA submits ESSA plan for review

Date Posted: 9/27/2017

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) submitted Texas's final plan to satisfy the new federal education law, the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA), on Monday.

Texas Tribune Festival begins today

Date Posted: 9/22/2017

This year’s festival, which kicks off today and runs through Sunday, will feature more than 60 sessions and 250 speakers.

Summary of third-quarter TRS board meeting

Date Posted: 9/22/2017

The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) of Texas held its quarterly board meeting this week in Austin on Thursday, Sept. 21, and Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

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

Date Posted: 9/22/2017

Here's a look at the week's education news stories from the ATPE lobby team.

ATPE's lobby team out on the road

Date Posted: 9/22/2017

ATPE's lobbyists are on the road this fall sharing legislative updates and previews of the 2018 elections.

TEA offers educators access to sample STAAR parent portal

Date Posted: 9/19/2017

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released information this week for educators interested in better understanding the agency’s website, TexasAssessment.com, which aims to provide more information on the STAAR test to parents and educators.

SBOE wraps quiet September meeting

Date Posted: 9/15/2017

The State Board of Education met Friday to conclude its September meeting in Austin.

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

Date Posted: 9/15/2017

Catch up on the latest education news this week from the ATPE Governmental Relations team.

Speaker Straus issues interim charges on Hurricane Harvey

Date Posted: 9/14/2017

Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) issued five interim charges today related to Hurricane Harvey.

Commissioner: 1.4 million students affected by Harvey

Date Posted: 9/13/2017

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) kicked off its September meeting Wednesday with an update from Texas Education Agency (TEA) commissioner Mike Morath regarding the agency’s response to Hurricane Harvey.

SBOE Long-Range Plan committee holds first meeting

Date Posted: 9/12/2017

Members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) hosted the first steering committee meeting Tuesday for the development of a Long-Range Plan for Public Education.

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

Date Posted: 9/08/2017

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

TRS-Care info tour coming to a city near you

Date Posted: 9/08/2017

With TRS-Care set to undergo significant changes in 2018, TRS staff have designed a comprehensive communications plan to ensure that all  plan participants have access to the information they will need to make decisions about their healthcare coverage.

From Texas Educators Vote: Creating a culture of voting

Date Posted: 9/01/2017

The following post is an update from the Texas Educators Vote coalition that was emailed to superintendents in districts who are members of the Texas Association of Community Schools (TACS).

Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Sept. 1, 2017

Date Posted: 9/01/2017

Here's your Labor Day weekend edition of ATPE's education news wrap-up.

TRS adopts retiree healthcare changes, considers 403(b) provider rules

Date Posted: 9/01/2017

A recap of today's TRS Board meeting.