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Six Things You Can Do to Improve Your Communication with Parents

Parents can be one of your greatest classroom allies. Make sure your communication with them stays positive throughout the year with these six simple tips for parent communication.

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How You Could Lose Your ATPE Membership Benefits

Two new anti-educator bills are up for debate at the Capitol. These bills unfairly target teachers by attempting to restrict how educators pay dues to join professional associations, which lobby for your rights and your students’ rights at the Capitol.

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Navigating the T-TESS, Part 4

Need help navigating Texas’s new teacher appraisal system? ATPE is here for you! We are happy to present this series of practical tips to help you prepare for the T-TESS.

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Tell Texas Lawmakers What You Think

ATPE members are the best people to tell Texas lawmakers about what's going on in Texas schools. Make plans now to attend our lobby day and political involvement training event, ATPE at the Capitol, happening March 5-6, in Austin. The last day to register online TOMORROW, Feb. 3.

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How to Contact Your State Legislators

Reviewing the list of potential threats to Texas education can be overwhelming, but banding together and taking a stand for public education can make a difference. We magnify our voice through phone calls, personal letters, and visits to legislative offices—often the most powerful way to influence lawmakers and easier than you think. The key is to be calm, respectful, and prepared.

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ATPE’s Newest Advocacy Tool Connects Members with Lawmakers

Did you know that Advocacy Central offers ATPE members rapid access to your elected officials? Our grassroots platform makes it quick and easy for members to contact legislators about issues of concern

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ATPE Staff Spotlight

ATPE is proud to bring you this series of posts from our staff members. Today’s post features ATPE Lobbyist Kate Kuhlmann.

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2016-17 ATPE Membership Closes Soon!

Do you have a friend, colleague, or family member that could benefit from ATPE’s superior services? Professional, first-time professional, and associate membership categories close Jan. 31, 2017.

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You Can Help Guide Public Education Legislation

Developing a relationship with your legislator is exactly like developing a friendship with someone you would like to know. You need to meet that person face to face, share pleasantries, and then visit about things you have in common.

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7 Steps to a Positive Classroom Culture

Developing a positive classroom culture will go a long way toward helping your students feel comfortable in class and increasing their opportunities to learn. Here are seven tips for improving your classroom environment.

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