February 2021

Check Out the Spring 2021 Magazine Online

Date Posted: 2/25/2021

This issue includes three extra-large feature packages: Dive into the world of “teacher TikTok”; find out how Community ISD expanded its career and technical education program; and hear from public health professionals about the toll COVID-19 is taking on students’ and educators’ mental health.

Pool Noodles & Jump Ropes: How One ATPE Member Reimagined Recess During COVID-19

Date Posted: 2/24/2021

Upon realizing that even recess would look different during the pandemic, ATPE member and fourth grade teacher Jasmine Dayton got creative and found new ways students could safely socialize with one another.

ATPE to Sponsor Texas Tribune Event with House Public Education Committee Chair

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

The live conversation with Rep. Harold Dutton Jr. will take place February 25 and will also be available to watch on demand afterward.

It’s Time for the Next Lee Report

Date Posted: 2/21/2021

Join ATPE State President Jimmy Lee March 3 for the third edition of The Lee Report—where you'll learn about the latest Texas education happenings and how ATPE is advocating on your behalf.

Important Information for Educators Affected by the Winter Storm

Date Posted: 2/18/2021

As temperatures rise and Texans dig out from this catastrophic winter storm, ATPE wants our members to be aware of some important information.

ATPE Events Postponed

Date Posted: 2/16/2021

Due to the ongoing infrastructure crisis in Texas, the following ATPE events are postponed.

A Wide Arrangement of Discounts

Date Posted: 2/10/2021

It’s been a long winter, but springtime is almost upon us. Spread some extra cheer using ATPE’s exclusive member discounts.

Watch COVID-19 & Your Rights: An Update

Date Posted: 2/10/2021

If you missed ATPE’s latest webinar on COVID-19 and your rights, the archived version is now available.

ATPE Is Looking for Leaders Like You

Date Posted: 2/09/2021

Develop your leadership skills with ATPE by running for one of our state officer positions. Submit your name by March 15.

From TeachtheVote.org: SBOE members seek immediate vaccine access for school employees

Date Posted: 2/08/2021

Members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) are asking the state to grant immediate access to COVID-19 vaccines under Phase 1B for teachers and other school staff who wish to be immunized.

Check Out Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Program

Date Posted: 2/07/2021

Educators, do you have high school students interested in computer science? Consider sharing this summer program with them. Read on for more details!

Black History Month 2021

Date Posted: 2/01/2021

Explore resources to engage students in the ever-relevant facet of American history that is the Black experience.

Top 20 ATPE Blog Posts of 2020

Date Posted: 2/01/2021

Read on for a roundup of ATPE’s advocacy efforts, inspiring member stories, and classroom tips and tricks.

Happy School Counselor Appreciation Week!

Date Posted: 1/31/2021

February 1–5, 2021, is National School Counseling Week and aims to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within our school system.