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Summer 2024 ATPE News is Now Online

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 5/08/2024

The latest issue of ATPE News is now available. You can flip through our full digital edition here or click on specific articles below.

In this issue:

  • You have heard of the baby boomer generation and the millennials, but how much do you know about Generation Alpha? The newest generation may not have left its mark on society yet, but it’s already having a major impact on education.
  • As the teacher preparation landscape in Texas remains akin to the Wild West, public schools are looking for innovative and effective ways to recruit and retain quality teachers and make shortages an issue of the past.


  • A look ahead at the three-day celebration of the biggest and best educator association in Texas! At the 2024 ATPE Summit, members will learn new things, expand our volunteer skills, elect our state officers, and rustle up some fun!
  • In “Your Voice,” ATPE Senior Lobbyist Mark Wiggins reminds educators of the age-old rule: You must be present to win at the ballot box.
  • In “Your Ally,” ATPE Managing Attorney Lance Cain discusses details you should consider when participating in certain school district program designed to entice prospective hires and retain existing staff.
  • We’re excited to introduce this ATPE News column in which the association’s new engagement and learning specialist, Andrea Hutlock, will explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of the “professional development” offered to today’s educators from the perspective of an educator herself.
  • Let’s give a round of applause to our ATPE members all around the state who go above and beyond.
  • Meet Jennifer LeWinter, a first grade teacher in Plano ISD and a finalist for ATPE’s 2022-23 Campus Rep of the Year for local units with 1,001+ members, in our “Volunteer Spotlight.”

ATPE Marketing & Communications posts ATPE News four times a year and is always looking for member-written content, thoughts, and ideas! Whether you instituted something innovative in your district or want to speak on the importance of a topic dear to your heart, we would love to hear from you. Visit atpe.org/magazine to view our submission guidelines.