Posted On: February 09, 2017
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.
Posted On: February 07, 2017
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.
Posted On: February 02, 2017
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
Posted On: January 31, 2017
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.
Posted On: January 30, 2017
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
Posted On: January 26, 2017
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.
Posted On: January 24, 2017
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.
Posted On: January 19, 2017
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.
Posted On: January 17, 2017
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.
Posted On: January 12, 2017
New Rating System Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story for Texas Schools
On Jan. 6, the Texas Education Agency released a new A-F grading system to rate school performance. Since we allegedly don’t educate people like we should, they had to dumb it down to letter grades because the terms “met standard” and “improvement required” are too difficult to understand.
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