April 2023

Statement on Passage of House Bill (HB) 11

Date Posted: 4/26/2023

State’s largest educator association is pleased with amendment to HB 11 that will protect public oversight of certification rule making.

Why You Can’t Overlook Your Local School Board

Date Posted: 4/26/2023

If voting in the May 6 local election isn’t already on your to-do list, it should be after you read this article.

Registration is now open for the ATPE Summit!

Date Posted: 4/25/2023

Register for a new ATPE adventure at the 2023 ATPE Summit, July 10–12 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Round Rock!

The ATPE Podcast: T-TESS Summative Evaluations

Date Posted: 4/24/2023

In this episode, ATPE Attorney Celina Leal shares what educators need to know about the last step in the T-TESS cycle—the summative appraisal.

Participate in Education Outreach Day at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

Date Posted: 4/24/2023

On May 18, 2023, Texas students are invited to participate in Education Outreach Day at the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Dallas.

5 Tips for Playground Safety

Date Posted: 4/24/2023

Help protect your children and keep playgrounds safe and fun with these tips for National Playground Safety Week.

Make your voice heard in your local election this May

Date Posted: 4/19/2023

In light of the increased politicization of education in recent years, making your voice heard at the ballot box is the best way to ensure that your school board is working in the best interest of your school community.

U.S. Department of Education Calls for End to Corporal Punishment

Date Posted: 4/17/2023

Colorado is on the verge of potentially ending corporal punishment, but for now, several states—including Texas—still allow it.

Announcing ATPE’s 2023 award recipients

Date Posted: 4/13/2023

ATPE is excited to announce the winners of the Educator of the Year, Campus Representative of the Year, and Local Unit of the Year Awards.

Key Things to Look for in Your Next Contract

Date Posted: 4/13/2023

ATPE Managing Attorney Lance Cain reveals what educators need to be aware of before signing their next contract.

Is the Four-Day School Week Catching On?

Date Posted: 4/13/2023

As Texas school districts plan out the 2023-24 academic year, more and more across the state are moving to a four-day school week.

Saving Lives with Safe Gun Storage

Date Posted: 4/06/2023

The Texas Department of Public Safety offers educational resources to teach families that safe gun storage saves lives.

Apply for Leadership ATPE today!

Date Posted: 4/06/2023

Discover your potential with Leadership ATPE, our year-long educational program that focuses on the skills emerging leaders need to best serve their schools and communities.