February 2023

The ATPE Podcast: Vouchers—Why Educators Should Be Concerned

Date Posted: 2/16/2023

In this episode, our Governmental Relations team dissects voucher initiatives, the politics surrounding them, and what is at stake for educators this session.

Free Summer Programs from Girls Who Code

Date Posted: 2/14/2023

Do you know a high school student interested in learning to code? Encourage them to apply for one of two free summer programs.

State’s largest educator association reacts to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s legislative priorities

Date Posted: 2/13/2023

ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes offers the following statement on Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s legislative priorities.

Celebrate Black History Month by Honoring Influential Black Educators with Your Students

Date Posted: 2/02/2023

Join ATPE in honoring Black History Month as we highlight three Black educators who inspired generations of youth, promoted learning equality, and helped reshape our nation’s education system.

Register for the Free Gen ATPE Webinar on Feb. 15

Date Posted: 2/02/2023

Don’t miss “Inclusion: Helping Students Feel Welcome” presented by two Leadership ATPE alumni.

Hurry—Register for ATPE at the Capitol by Feb. 10

Date Posted: 2/02/2023

The deadline to register for ATPE at the Capitol (Feb. 20–21) is fast approaching! Registration is free, but you must register before Feb. 10.

An Education Savings Account Is a Voucher

Date Posted: 2/01/2023

Governor’s support for this voucher scheme overlooks reality of sending taxpayer dollars out of the public school system.

The ATPE Podcast: Educators as Mandated Reporters

Date Posted: 2/01/2023

In this episode, ATPE Staff Attorney Celina Leal explains the duties and legal concerns of educators as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.