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ATPE News Summer 2024

  • No. 4
You've heard of baby boomers and millennials, but what do you know about the newest generation to enter classrooms?
Meet Generation Alpha: Who Are They, and How Do We Educate Them?


You have heard of the baby boomer generation and the millennials, but how much do you know about Generation Alpha?

Filling Vacancies: Districts Grappling with Teacher Recruitment and Retention Try Creative Solutions


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.

2024 ATPE Summit


A look ahead at the three-day celebration of the biggest and best educator association in Texas!

District Recruitment and Retention Tools: Read the Fine Print

Your Ally

ATPE Managing Attorney Lance Cain discusses details you should consider when participating in certain school district programs designed to entice prospective hires and retain existing staff.

You Must Be Present to Win

Your Voice

ATPE Senior Lobbyist Mark Wiggins reminds educators of the age-old rule: You must be present to win at the ballot box.

Rethinking “Professional Development”

The Teacher Down the Hall

ATPE's new engagement and learning specialist, Andrea Hutlock, explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of the “professional development” offered to today’s educators.

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

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.

Round of Applause

Special Section

Let’s give a round of applause to our ATPE members all around the state who go above and beyond.