April 2021

Celebrating Students on College Signing Day May 1

Date Posted: 4/29/2021

The U.S. Department of Education is calling on educators to help them celebrate the next generation of college students May 1.

Opportunity to Apply for $500 to Put Books in Students’ Hands

Date Posted: 4/28/2021

Applications are due May 24 for the Texas Society DAR Book Scholarship for Schools.

Educator Images on Social Media and Your Rights

Date Posted: 4/27/2021

What are your rights if a student posts a photo or video of you without your permission? The ATPE Member Legal Services Department provides some general guidance on the matter.

Video Explainer: TRS-Care Medicare Advantage vs. Other Medicare Plans

Date Posted: 4/26/2021

Watch this new video from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) that explains the difference between TRS-Care Medicare Advantage and other Medicare plans.

Hurry! There’s Still Time to Donate to the PAC’s Peak Challenge!

Date Posted: 4/26/2021

The 11th Annual PAC’s Peak Challenge is underway right now! The PAC’s Peak Challenge is your opportunity to maximize your impact on the Texas Legislature. Donate today!

#TeachersCan Partners with DonorsChoose to Help Texas Teachers

Date Posted: 4/25/2021

Attention, Texas educators! #TeachersCan is partnering with DonorsChoose through a matching campaign to help companies and individuals support teachers through donations to fund classroom projects. Hurry: Upload your wish list by April 26!

ATPE Applauds Thursday’s Pro-Public Education Budget Votes by the Texas House

Date Posted: 4/22/2021

Educators hope the House's amendments to the budget will accelerate getting federal relief funds to school districts.

How to Approach Colleagues about ATPE Membership

Date Posted: 4/21/2021

We know that most educators join ATPE because a colleague, friend, or family member personally encourages them to join. So, our One New = $10 for You recruitment incentive program is back for the 2021-22 membership year!

Taking a Moment to Celebrate YOU During National Volunteer Week

Date Posted: 4/18/2021

The important service of volunteering is celebrated nationwide every April, and this year in the United States, National Volunteer Week runs from April 18–24.

"I'm Not Sure I Want to Come Back Next Year. What Do I Do with My Contract?"

Date Posted: 4/13/2021

Some educators are receiving their contracts for next year and being told they have just two weeks to sign and return it, leaving little time to consider their options. The ATPE Member Legal Services Department explains what resignation options are available to educators.

Everything You Need to Know about Leadership ATPE

Date Posted: 4/12/2021

With an eye toward the future, ATPE is thrilled to announce that its Leadership ATPE program will soon be accepting its next round of applicants. Here’s everything you need to know about this one-year program geared toward aspiring leaders from our membership ranks.

Round of Applause for ATPE’s Educator of the Year Finalists!

Date Posted: 4/11/2021

Educator of the Year finalists have been announced!

Get to Know Your Regional Membership Specialists

Date Posted: 4/07/2021

ATPE’s eight dedicated regional membership specialists support ATPE’s members and volunteers in their local communities across Texas. Get to know yours!

Three Cheers to These Local Unit and Campus Rep of the Year Finalists!

Date Posted: 4/06/2021

Volunteers are the heart of ATPE. These local units and campus representatives will be honored during the 2021 ATPE Virtual Summit for going above and beyond in their efforts to grow ATPE.

Celebrate School Library Month This April

Date Posted: 4/05/2021

Join us this April in celebrating school libraries and honoring the important contributions of public school librarians.

You Can Count on Us: Renew Your ATPE Membership Before School’s Out

Date Posted: 4/04/2021

If we’ve learned anything in the past year, it’s that life will throw us curveballs. ATPE has been honored to be by your side throughout this year’s challenges, and we look forward to serving you during the 2021-22 school year.

ATPE Marks 41 Years as Texas’ Top Educator Association

Date Posted: 3/31/2021

On its 41st anniversary, ATPE celebrates its past and present with an eye toward the future. We look back on the association’s history and delve into our Leadership ATPE program, which provides up-and-coming leaders an opportunity to play a role in ATPE’s future.