May 2022

Commemorating Memorial Day

Date Posted: 5/30/2022

Memorial Day has been a tradition for much of U.S. history. We take a dive into that history as well as the importance of the holiday.

From TASA: Uvalde Teachers Honored by Texas Teachers of the Year

Date Posted: 5/27/2022

2022 Texas Teacher of the Year Ramon Benavides and 2022 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year Jennifer Han have recorded the following tribute video to honor Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, the Uvalde CISD teachers whose lives were taken in their classrooms earlier this week.

Catch up with the ATPE Board in The President’s Podcast

Date Posted: 5/26/2022

ATPE State President Karen Hames recaps the fourth-quarter ATPE Board of Directors (BOD) meeting.

Help Support Victims and Their Families in Uvalde

Date Posted: 5/26/2022

Here are ways you can help support victims and their families with medical and funeral expenses, as well as grief and trauma counseling.

Nominate a Teacher for the TRS-Care Retirees Advisory Committee

Date Posted: 5/25/2022

Submit your nominations for the one active teacher seat on the TRS-Care Retirees Advisory Committee by June 15.

ATPE Statement on Shooting at Uvalde CISD’s Robb Elementary School

Date Posted: 5/24/2022

State’s largest educator association stands by to support the local school community, including our members in Uvalde CISD.

A new era for ATPE News magazine

Date Posted: 5/18/2022

ATPE News magazine is transitioning to a digital format, but we show you how you can still “opt in” to print.

Summer 2022 ATPE News is Now Online

Date Posted: 5/16/2022

Learn about the importance of cybersecurity in our schools and get the details on the 2022 ATPE Summit in our latest magazine.

Early voting underway for Texas’ 2022 primary election runoffs

Date Posted: 5/16/2022

Early voting runs Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, in the critical May 24 primary runoff elections.

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Date Posted: 5/12/2022

Each May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the classroom by honoring their experiences and achievements in U.S. history.

May 11 is School Nurses Day!

Date Posted: 5/11/2022

Join ATPE in recognizing and appreciating the vital role school nurses play in the safety and well-being of our students.

Let Us Teach: ATPE Members Offer Input for Teacher Vacancy Task Force

Date Posted: 5/11/2022

ATPE survey captures voices of more than 400 educators from across Texas.

ATPE statement on Gov. Greg Abbott’s May 9 campaign remarks on “school funding following the student”

Date Posted: 5/10/2022

Statement from ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes re: Gov. Greg Abbott’s May 9 campaign remarks on “school funding following the student.”

The ATPE Podcast: It’s Not Illegal to Be a Jerk

Date Posted: 5/09/2022

When does workplace “targeting” cross the line and become illegal?

Rock the Street, Wall Street: Inspiring female students to pursue finance careers

Date Posted: 5/04/2022

The national finance services education program will serve students in four Texas schools in 2022-23. Is yours next?

Which of your teachers had the biggest influence on you?

Date Posted: 5/03/2022

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, the ATPE staff remembers the teachers who made the biggest impact on their lives.

Teacher Appreciation Deals and Freebies for Educators

Date Posted: 5/03/2022

This Teacher Appreciation Week, many restaurants and businesses are offering educators discounts and freebies as a way of saying thank-you.

ATPE Teacher Spotlight: Rey Banda

Date Posted: 5/02/2022

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we highlight the talents of ATPE member, teacher, and children’s book author Rey Banda.