ATPE’s blog posts, published twice weekly, bring you the latest news on ATPE events and activities, as well as tips and tricks to help you succeed in the classroom.
Spotlight Series: 2021-22 ATPE Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Award Winner Diana Ybarra

Date Posted: 11/18/2022

In the first part of our series, we spotlight our very own Diana Ybarra, winner of the Administrator of the Year category.

BOOK IT! Reading Program Creates Free Incentive for Children to Read

Date Posted: 11/18/2022

This free initiative has become a national sensation and creates the perfect opportunity for teachers to reward students for their reading!

Research Opportunity for Public School Teachers

Date Posted: 11/16/2022

Here’s an opportunity to help a doctoral candidate with their research.

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Date Posted: 11/16/2022

Planning to travel for Thanksgiving? Here are some helpful tips to get you there safe and sound with money and time to spare.

Veterans Day Spotlight: Joseph Cruz

Date Posted: 11/11/2022

This Veterans Day, we are proud to spotlight our very own Joseph Cruz, an Army veteran and ATPE Regional Membership Specialist.

Sign Up for the 2022 Teacher Trot Virtual 5K Today!

Date Posted: 11/10/2022

Time to lace up your tennis shoes and join us for the 2022 Teacher Trot: ATPE-PAC Virtual 5K Run/Walk!

Election Day 2022 is here

Date Posted: 11/08/2022

Today is the last day to make your voice heard through your vote.

Submit Your Nominations for 2022-23 ATPE Awards

Date Posted: 11/08/2022

The ATPE awards nomination deadline is just around the corner! Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize an outstanding colleague or volunteer.

Bringing Awareness to Stress

Date Posted: 11/02/2022

Stress is unavoidable, but here are some helpful tips for understanding what stress is and how to manage it.

The ATPE Podcast: Associate Members—Know Your Rights

Date Posted: 10/26/2022

In this podcast, ATPE Staff Attorney Lance Cain describes the rights and entitlements of classroom aides, bus drivers, and other noncontract public school employees under both state and federal law.

Free Webinar: Combating Educator Burnout

Date Posted: 10/26/2022

Join ATPE and It’s Time Texas at 5 p.m. CT Nov. 10 to uncover strategies educators can use to move through periods of burnout.

Stay up to date with the ATPE Board through The President’s Podcast

Date Posted: 10/11/2022

It’s time for a new season of The President’s Podcast! In her first episode, ATPE State President Stacey Ward introduces listeners to the ATPE Board of Directors’ 2022-23 priorities and recaps decisions made by the board at its Sept. 23–24 meeting. 

Legal Concerns Related to Classroom Mock Elections

Date Posted: 10/10/2022

What you need to know about SB 3 and the resulting instructional requirements and prohibitions on holding mock elections with your students.

The ATPE Podcast: What Educators Need to Know for the Upcoming Election

Date Posted: 10/07/2022

ATPE Senior Lobbyist Monty Exter tells us important dates, who is on the ballot, and what is at stake for public education this November.

How much does a full year of ATPE membership cost?

Date Posted: 8/19/2022

Use this tool to calculate how much a full year of ATPE membership would cost.


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