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Winter 2022 ATPE News is Now Online

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 11/28/2022

Flip through our full digital edition, or click on specific articles below.

In this issue:

  • Public health experts say that fentanyl is largely responsible for a new wave of synthetic opioid deaths. Hear the stories of families who have lost loved ones to counterfeit pills and what cartels and drug dealers are doing to target our children.
  • Voucher proponents have long pushed for diverting taxpayer funds from an already-struggling public education system to private schools. Learn how the promise of “choice” in the matter is deceiving and, in many cases, outright false.
  • Between the growing mental strain on educators and rising cost of living, personnel shortages are becoming more common in schools across the state as districts look for ways to recruit and retain educators, with especially acute shortages of teachers and bus drivers.

Special sections (Full digital edition only):

  • All ATPE members are invited to Austin Feb. 20–21 for the 2023 ATPE at the Capitol event to speak up for your profession and your students. (Page 7)
  • Mark your calendars and be prepared for adventure as we journey to Round Rock July 10–12 for the 2023 ATPE Summit. (Page 24)
  • Remembering Past State President Bill Crockett. (Page 29)


  • Join us as we visit ATPE “neighborhoods” all over Texas to get an inside look at what volunteers are doing to recruit, retain, and rejoice with their fellow ATPE members.
  • In “Your Voice,” we learn the concerning reason why the 2022 midterm elections were one for the history books and what you can do to support pro-public education candidates and initiatives.
  • In “Your Ally,” we explore what is making educators feel overworked and overextended and how members can turn to ATPE for support.
  • Meet Clarice Cross, ATPE’s 2021-22 Campus Rep of the Year for local units with 1,001-plus members, in our “Volunteer Spotlight.”

If you want to receive a print copy of the Spring 2023 issue, log in to your member profile and check “Send me a print copy of the magazine.”

ATPE Marketing & Communications publishes 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.