There are thousands of paraprofessionals and support personnel across the great state of Texas. We share a pride in our work and our schools, but our students are always first in our minds and our hearts. Read more about support professionals…
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Marathon hearings on funding for higher education have been under way in the state Senate Finance Committee Wednesday and Thursday. Texas AFT and allies in these hearings are making the case for key programs that enhance educational opportunities in both preK-12 and higher education.
A highlight of Wednesday evening’s testimony came when representatives of the Texas Association for … (read more…)
This could be a co-worker who has made a difference in his or her workplace; a member who has had a profound and positive impact on the community; or someone whose … (read more…)
The goal of coordinated, effective early learning that’s available to all children could take a big step forward if an amendment—one that garnered support from both sides of the aisle in the Senate this week—makes it into the final version of the nation’s keystone federal law for K-12 education.
The amendment, approved by voice vote … (read more…)
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965, it was a centerpiece of the War on Poverty. It provided funding that is critical to many of the schools where our members teach. The law was designed to ensure that every school got the resources to teach students, particularly in neighborhoods or … (read more…)
This year, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel teamed up with Smart from the Start, a program that supports school readiness, to host a community day on April 16 in the Woodland Terrace neighborhood of … (read more…)
–Senate Education Committee: Texas AFT supported SB 13, a bill by Sen. Charles Perry, … (read more…)
But there’s an alternative, positive agenda worth … (read more…)
Among the more than 65,000 members of Texas AFT are many who have been helped by the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment program and the … (read more…)
The nation’s first anti-bullying policy for school employees, an effort initiated by Houston educational support workers, developed collaboratively with school administration and now part of … (read more…)
AFT knows that medication administration is a task that … (read more…)
Senate Bill 1541 was strongly … (read more…)