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STATFlash: New Legislative Tracker, STATellite Call for Submissions

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Wed, 01/19/2011

New Member Benefit: Legislative Tracker.  The 82nd Legislative session has begun, and STAT is keeping on top of the bills from the House and Senate that relate directly toyou and science teaching in the state of Texas.  Visit the new Legislative Tracker.

Budget Cuts Bring Urgency for Teachers’ Coverage.  With all the cuts to public education, we’re expecting a surge in employment-related suits from Texas teachers.  Don’t let yourself get caught in a bad situation.  Get covered today by signing up for Educators’ Professional Liability Insurance.  It’s the most important $50 you’ll spend all year.  Visit the EPLI websiteto purchase now.

The Year to Get Connected.  Take advantage of the vast network at your fingertips.  More than 8,000 science teachers and administrators can get connected through the STAT website. Login to create blogsand share teaching tips, invite colleagues to join groupsand reconnect. Even “like” us on Facebookor follow us on Twitter.  2011 is a year full of possibilities.  Get connected today.

Share Your Knowledge and Opinions.  Are you excited to share a new discovery with your classes this semester?  Have you done enough kicking back and noshing on holiday meals, and just want to get back to work?  Alright, maybe we’re stretching it… but we know you’re excited for the new school year, with all the promise and potential it brings.  That’s why you should submit to the February edition of the STATellite. Let us know about an opportunity in your community, a retrospective on your 2010 teaching year, or anything that strikes your fancy.  Simply attach your article and send to  Articles may be edited for length, and pictures submitted as attachments are strongly encouraged.