December 2021

Happy Holidays from ATPE!

Date Posted: 12/17/2021

The ATPE state office will be closed Dec. 20–31 for winter break and will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

ATPE’s Top Blog Posts of 2021

Date Posted: 12/16/2021

Take a look back at inspiring member stories, ATPE’s advocacy efforts, and more from the past year.

The ATPE Podcast: The Great (Teacher) Resignation

Date Posted: 12/15/2021

In this third episode of The ATPE Podcast, ATPE Managing Attorney Paul Tapp explains the differences in resignation for contract and non-contract employees and what the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) considers “good cause” to leave an educator contract in the middle of the school year.

ATPE Implores Williamson County Commissioners Court Not to Withhold CARES Act Funding from Leander, Round Rock ISDs

Date Posted: 12/15/2021

Commissioners are ignoring congressional intent and hurting students by conditioning pandemic relief funds on districts’ response to content debates.

Get Discounted Rates for SXSW EDU!

Date Posted: 12/09/2021

ATPE and SXSW EDU are partnering to offer ATPE members up to 50% off SXSW EDU and SXSW badges.

PAEMST Nomination/Application Window Now Open

Date Posted: 12/08/2021

The 2021-22 nomination and application window for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program is now open.

Download ATPE's Comprehensive Legislative Wrap-Up

Date Posted: 12/06/2021

This year’s regular legislative session and three special sessions will shape Texas public education for many years to come. Learn more about the most significant legislation passed by lawmakers in ATPE Governmental Relations’ comprehensive legislative wrap-up.

Winter Break Reading Lists

Date Posted: 12/02/2021

Check out the latest reading lists from the Texas Library Association to share with your students.

Catch up with the ATPE Board in The President’s Podcast

Date Posted: 12/01/2021

The second episode of The President’s Podcast recapping the November 2021 ATPE Board of Directors meeting is now available.