Topic: Events

Texas AFT convention highlights: Randi Weingarten speaks to the value of community schools in a “toxic” state and national environment

Texas AFT held its biennial convention--with the theme of "Public School Proud"--last weekend in El Paso. The convention included the usual business of electing statewide officers and deciding on resolutions to guide the union in the coming years. (Louis Malfaro was re-elected as president by acclamation, and Ray McMurrey was re-elected as secretary treasurer by acclamation.) The convention also included a day...

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Texas AFT Convention Kicks Off Today

Stay tuned for news from our biennial convention, which kicks off today at the El Paso Convention Center. Highlights of the convention include a panel on community schools, a day of professional issues workshops, a keynote speech from AFT President Randi Weingarten, and election of state officers. You can follow all the action on Facebook and on Twitter (#TexasAFTproud).

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Convention 2017 Workshops

  Texas AFT Professional Issues Day June 17, 2017 Register here Schedule (course descriptions are listed below) You may also download a PDF of times and descriptions. 10:30am-12pm 1:45pm-3:15pm 3:30pm-5pm Creating a Cultural Consciousness Kimberly McLeod, Harris County Department of Education Communicating the Union Message Julie Washington, AFT Parent and Teacher Collaboration: Key to ELL Student Success Glenda Macal, FBAFT...

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Convention 2017 Payment

Complete your registration for the Texas AFT Convention 2017by filling out the form below! (All payments must be received by June 2.) Powered by Eventbrite

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Texas AFT Allies Support Texas Schoolchildren—Two Good Examples

Our friends at Texans Care for Children have a conference coming up next month in Austin that ought to be of considerable interest to Texas educators, especially those concerned with pre-K and schoolchildren’s mental-health services. This Children’s Policy Conference will be held on Wednesday, February 24. For more information on the full range of children’s issues to be addressed by...

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Convention 2015 Registration

Thanks! Some information to save: Convention registration begins Friday, June 12 at noon.  The convention will come to order at 2 p.m. and will end by 3 p.m., or on conclusion of business, on Sunday, June 14. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participants.  Please coordinate with your local union. The room rate at the Omni Colonnade (9821 Colonnade Blvd, San...

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