September 2022

Make a Plan to Vote!

Date Posted: 9/28/2022

Election Day is just around the corner, and Texas’ voter registration deadline is just over two weeks away.

ATPE Board of Directors Amends State Bylaws

Date Posted: 9/28/2022

During its Sept. 23-24 meeting, the board approved amendments that make technical corrections and clarify intent in ATPE’s primary governing document.

SXSW EDU 2022 Sessions Now Available on the ATPE Professional Learning Portal

Date Posted: 9/26/2022

Over 40 new on-demand sessions have been added so you can earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit on your own schedule.

Districts of Innovation: What Questions Should You Ask?

Date Posted: 9/26/2022

In this podcast, ATPE Staff Attorney Lance Cain explains how the District of Innovation designation can affect your employment rights.

Part 2: National Suicide Prevention Month – The State of Mental Health Services in Public Schools

Date Posted: 9/21/2022

In the second part of our series, we dive into the availability of mental health services in public education both nationally and in Texas.

Celebrate Constitution Week in Your Classroom

Date Posted: 9/16/2022

Constitution Week run from Sept. 17-23. Here are a few resources to help celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution with your students.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Date Posted: 9/16/2022

Here are some resources to share with your students as we head into National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Don’t Miss These Fall 2022 Gen ATPE Webinars

Date Posted: 9/15/2022

Learn time-tested techniques for engaging with your students’ families, as well as strategies for adding new and diverse books to your classroom library.

Join TRS for Retiree Health Fairs

Date Posted: 9/14/2022

Explore retiree health benefits at a TRS-Care Health Fair in a city near you this fall.

Part 1: National Suicide Prevention Month and Its Importance

Date Posted: 9/14/2022

What can schools do to help prevent suicide and provide a safe environment for students and staff?

TRS & Social Security: How Do They Play Together?

Date Posted: 9/08/2022

ATPE Senior Lobbyist Monty Exter explains the interaction between TRS and Social Security and describes how ATPE is actively working to protect your retirement.

SBOE Decision to Delay Social Studies TEKS Revision Disrespectful to Educators

Date Posted: 9/02/2022

ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes provides the following statement regarding the State Board of Education’s decision to delay the larger overhaul of the Social Studies TEKS to 2025.

ATPE Signs on to Amicus Brief in Case of Abbott v. Doe

Date Posted: 9/02/2022

State’s largest educator association urges court to consider effect its ruling will have on educators’ legal duty to report child abuse.