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Hurricane Beryl: Texas Impact, State Response, & Recovery Resources 

Houston Federation of Teachers members hand out groceries in coordination with the Houston Food Bank on Thursday. HFT, Cy-Fair AFT, and Aldine AFT all opened their doors this week or hosted events for their neighbors in need after Hurricane Beryl.   Jump to: Texas Disaster Relief Fund Resources for Recovery Hurricane...

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Professional Development: Virtual Summit for Mexican American Studies 

The National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies’ Tejas Foco Prek-12 Committee invites educators to attend the ninth-annual Mexican American Studies Virtual Summit on Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   The purpose of the summit is to create a collective call to action with tangible steps...

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SBOE Preview: New Charter Schools up for Consideration

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The State Board of Education (SBOE) convened in Austin from June 25-28 to consider new charter school applications, their funds distribution for the next biennium, and several topics related to work on continuing standards review.  Instructional Materials  Tuesday has become, more or less, “instructional materials day” in the boardroom. The...

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Support the CHARTER Act: Protect Public Education 

Recent analysis by Texas AFT has revealed the growing financial strain of charter school expansion on Texas public schools. In the 2023-2024 school year alone, Texas public school districts are estimated to have lost over $3.6 billion in revenue due to charter transfers, affecting at least 325 districts across the...

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Countdown to AFT Convention in Houston

Texas AFT Celebrates 50th Anniversary  Texas AFT and our Houston area locals are honored to host our fellow AFT members from across the nation for our union’s 88th convention later this month.   The AFT convention is the highest authority of our union and demonstrates union democracy at work. The convention...

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AFT Releases Statement on Supreme Court Immunity Ruling 

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This Monday, at the end of its current term, the Supreme Court of the United States released a bombshell ruling that dramatically expanded the legal immunity afforded to former presidents. The 6-3 majority ruling in the case Trump v. United States is a huge win for former President Donald Trump...

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Our Kids Can’t Wait: Texas Ranks 43rd in Child Well-Being  

Texas has landed near the bottom of the list in the latest annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, ranking 43rd in the nation for child well-being. The report paints a concerning picture, with Texas children facing significant challenges in economic stability, education, health, and family and community...

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