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We are thrilled to announce the February Issue of The STATellite – this issue brings you classroom ideas, opportunities for continuing education and a legislative update on bills that could affect your career. Please fill out our survey regarding your thoughts and read this issue of the STATellite here!
One of the highlights of STAT’s Legislative Day at the Capitol will be hearing from Josh Sanderson, a lobbyist with the Association of Texas Professional Educators. Prior to his six years with ATPE, Josh worked as a legislative aide in both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives.
Mr. Sanderson will visit with STAT members during the reception Thursday, February 21 at the Wyndham Conference Center on Woodward and I-35. He will review the big picture issues at the Capitol this session, including his specialties of school finance and teacher retirement issues.
Former Smithsonian Under Secretary for Science Tapped to Lead Nation’s Science Educators and Shape the Future of STEM Education - Click here to read the full story.
Judge rules Texas school finance system unconstitutional; case likely headed to state Supreme Court.
In a ruling that could signal a huge fiscal impact on Texas, a state judge ruled Monday that the Texas school finance system is not delivering enough funding for schools to do their job and is sending out that money in an unfair and unconstitutional manner. Read the full article here.
Science Teachers Day at the Capitol