Topic: Resources

Got a Great Idea for a Workshop on Educational and Professional Issues?

Texas AFT will host a Professional Issues Day on Saturday, June 17, during our biennial convention, and you’re invited to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will take place at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel in El Paso. This is your day to highlight best practices and also collaborate and learn with colleagues from throughout the state. If selected, the presenter...

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Last Chance: Take the Special Education Services Survey (Deadline Sunday)?

You may recall we asked for your input on Special Education services with a survey that asks key questions like: Is the underidentifying of students with special needs a problem in your school district? What are some of the reasons that students have been denied special education evaluations and/or services? Thanks go to the hundreds of you who already have...

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Report Traces Persistence of Inequity in Case Study of Austin Schools

To hear some tell it, racial, ethnic, and gender inequities are a thing of the past.  But the reality is not so sanguine, as a new case study of the Austin public schools reminds us. Past and current policies in Austin “have created and maintained unequal opportunities and large disparities in child outcomes across race, ethnicity and gender,” according to the...

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Results of the Safe Schools Act Survey of 2016

Some 1,100 respondents answered our survey on safe schools issues and the Safe Schools Act from late August to early October of 2016. The responses highlighted that much needs to be done to educate school employees about the Safe Schools Act. You can start that process by downloading our Guide for Educators here and sharing it with your co-workers. Here are...

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